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Mayor to announce fee hike for DWP customers

March 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Mayor Antonio Vaillaraigosa will announce a plan that may increase bills for Department of Water and Power customers.

The proposal calls for a carbon surcharge to encourage the use of alternative energy and reduce the city's dependence on fossil fuels.

The surcharge is part of the mayor's environmental agenda to make Los Angeles the cleanest, greenest city and to eliminate the use of coal in the city by 2020.

Details of his plan will be announced Monday afternoon.