Cape Wind Saga — Lawful Economic Boost Or Ill Wind?

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 1:12 PM EST) -- A complaint filed on Jan. 21, 2014, in the Massachusetts Federal District Court by a diverse group of plaintiffs has implications for how far state utility regulators can go in approving merger settlements and, more importantly, what role such proceedings should have in fostering a governor’s energy policies.

The town of Barnstable, Mass., along with various corporate and individual plaintiffs, filed suit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against various sitting members of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources in...
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