Legislators voted against rebates


To the Editor:

Rep. Ron Kresha and Sen. Paul Gazelka voted to take away the rebates that people who live in small towns get when they purchase efficient electrical appliances. The program is called the Conservation Improvement Plan (CIP) and it saves people money and keeps pollution out of the air.

But the two politicians voted for legislation that allows small utilities like Randall Electric and Pierz Utilities to be exempt from the CIP rebates. So that means if you live in Randall or Pierz you may not be able to get a rebate for your new energy efficient refrigerator but if you live in Little Falls or Long Prairie you can apply for and receive a rebate.

Why are Rep. Kresha and Sen. Gazelka discriminating against people in small towns?

Tim King, Long Prairie