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Wisconsin Public Service seeks rate increase

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Public Service Corp. wants to raise its electric rates.

The utility filed a request Friday with the state Public Service Commission to raise rates in 2012 another 3.3 percent above its May request for a 3.5 percent increase. The total is now 6.8 percent.

If approved, the company says the request to adjust electric rates will result in a monthly increase of about $4.30 for typical WPS residential retail electric customers.

The company says it needs to raise the rates because of new federal air pollution regulations.

The company also announced Friday that it was withdrawing its request for a less than 1 percent increase in its natural gas distribution rate.

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