Mass. AG Wants $10M From NSTAR For Poor Storm Response

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley on Tuesday called for nearly $10 million in penalties to be leveled against utility provider NSTAR Electric and Gas, saying the company had failed to adequately prepare for and respond to power outages following two heavy storms in 2011.

In a brief filed with the state’s Department of Public Utilities, Coakley said an investigation by her office into NSTAR’s response to Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and an October 2011 snowstorm showed the company had breached its obligations under its...
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