DC Circ. Unplugs Utilities' Cape Cod Charge Challenge

Law360, Chicago (February 7, 2012, 5:49 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday refused to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's orders denying several Massachusetts utilities' claims that they were unfairly charged to ensure electricity service on Cape Cod, finding the agency properly handled the dispute.

The appeals court affirmed the four FERC orders at issue and denied the petitions for review lodged by Braintree Electric Light Dept. and a handful of other municipally owned utilities in southeastern Massachusetts, holding that the agency "reasonably resolved" some claims and "reasonably construed" a 2007 settlement agreement...
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