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Philadelphia Water wants to raise your bill. Voice your opinion at one of these hearings, and find out more information below. Monday, April 16, 10:00–12:00p.m. Parkway Central Library 1901...
LIHEAP Helps Pennsylvania Families Stay Warm and Safe in the Winter! Families struggling to keep up with their bills must often choose between buying food and heating their homes in the winter....
The following statement was delivered by CLS attorney Rob Ballenger at a Philadelphia City Council press conference on June 7, 2016. Good Morning.  My name is Robert Ballenger, I’m an...
What is LIHEAP? LIHEAP provides grants to help with a heating bill. This includes bills for electricity, gas, water, oil, kerosene, or other fuel types. LIHEAP is typically only available...
The following comments were submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on July 31, 2015. Community Legal Services provides free legal services to the low-income community of...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorneys Robert W. Ballenger, Thu B. Tran, and George D. Gould on June 10, 2015 to the Philadelphia City Council Finance Committee. The Energy Unit at...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS Energy Unit attorney Robert Ballenger on April 9, 2015 in support of Philadelphia City Council Bill No. 140607. My name is Robert Ballenger.  I’m...
In December of 2014, the Pennsylvania Utility Commission’s annual Cold Weather Survey reported an alarming numbers of customers in Pennsylvania who, due to a utility termination in 2014, have been...
Update, October 23, 2014: Following issuance of this report, CLS' Energy Unit advocated for additional amendments to HB 939 while on concurrence in the House (Rules Committee).  Ultimately, the...
As power is restored to the remaining few families who lost light and heat during the recent storms, very little attention will be given to the more than 13,000 households who are still in the cold,...