States Sue FERC Over Surcharges

Law360, New York (January 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The state attorneys general of Connecticut and Massachusetts have taken federal energy regulators to court in an attempt to stop a surcharge that would cost electricity consumers about $800 million over the next four years.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, seeks to overturn a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would have imposed the surcharge at the beginning of January 2007.

The surcharge was arranged to help pay for and encourage development of new power...
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