The Public Service Commission won’t reconsider a gas surcharge they approved last month for 1.4 million Atlanta Gas Light customers.
The AARP asked for a rehearing and sued the PSC and the gas company because it says the surcharge is unfair to customers.
The $0.39 fee on bills this month will gradually go up to $1.18 and stay there for the next 13 years.
AGLC says it needs the money to put in bigger pipes to keep up with growth around Atlanta.
The AARP challenges how the project is being paid for saying customers should not pay for it upfront.
The lawsuit is still pending a judge’s hearing.