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Attorney General of Virginia

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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219


For media inquiries only, contact:  
Charlotte Gomer, Press Secretary
Phone: (804)786-1022 
Mobile: (804) 512-2552
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~ Late Monday the State Corporation Commission ordered a halt to utility disconnections during the state of emergency ~

RICHMOND (March 16, 2020) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the below statement on the SCC’s announcement that they will halt disconnections by regulated utilities for 60 days during the state of emergency. On Friday, Attorney General Herring filed an emergency petition requesting a freeze on disconnections:


“I filed my emergency petition last week because it is so incredibly important that Virginians continue to have access to important utilities like electricity, gas, and water during this state of emergency when we are asking them to stay home to slow the spread of this virus,” said Attorney General Herring. “Virginians should not have to worry about their utilities being disconnected while we are in the middle of a public health crisis, especially low-income Virginians or hourly wage earners whose income is most likely to be impacted by business closures and social distancing. This is really good news and a really great decision from the SCC and I’m glad I was able to help make it happen.”


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