Electric Cos. Lose Cert Bid In FERC Permit Spat

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 3:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a federal appeals court's decision reversing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's interpretation of its authority to issue a permit for the construction of a transmission facility when a state has withheld approval for more than a year.

The high court on Monday denied a petition for writ of certiorari lodged by a group of power companies on Sept. 17, affirming the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's February ruling that, under the Energy Policy Act of...
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