Anti Group Sues to Stop Mass. Utilities from Buying Natural Gas

lawsuitIn early September MDN told you that the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU) approved long-term contracts for three utilities–Berkshire Gas, National Grid and Columbia Gas–to buy natural gas supplies from Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline–if it gets built (see Mass. Approves Plan for Utilities to Buy Gas from New Pipeline). At the time we warned you that the global warming-mongers were not happy and threatening to sue the state. They’ve now done it. The left-leaning Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has filed an appeal of the DPU’s decision with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in hopes that they can stop the project from being built if they can dry up demand from utility companies–i.e., prevent the utilities from buying NED gas. The CLF action, if successful, would economically harm every citizen in the Bay State. But the CLF doesn’t give two figs for Massachusetts consumers who are already paying the highest electric rates in the Lower 48…

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