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PSE&G, Enviros Battle Over $1.2B Power Line Approval

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 6:43 PM EDT) -- New Jersey's utilities regulator improperly gave preference to Public Service Electric & Gas Co. over protecting natural resources when it greenlit a $1.2 billion power line, an attorney for environmental groups appealing the decision argued Wednesday.

That preference led the state's Board of Public Utilities to accept an incomplete analysis of nontransmission alternatives to the Susquehanna-Roseland line — such as demand response, in which electricity end users agree to reduce consumption under certain conditions — Aaron Kleinbaum of the Eastern Environmental Law Center told a three-judge...
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