Demonstrators protest sharp rise in Juneau power rates

More than 130 people protested the recent quadrupling of power prices in Juneau this afternoon on the steps of the state capital. In addition to seeking government relief, the Juneau People’s Power Project urged Juneau citizens not to pay the new rates. Rates spiked to 52 cents a kilowatt hour after avalanches knocked out the city’s main transmission lines last month.

John Ryan, KTOO – Juneau