NJ Lawmaker Wants Utilities To File Emergency Plans

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 5:27 PM EST) -- Pointing to hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans that remain without power following Hurricane Sandy, a state legislator on Thursday urged action on a measure that would require utilities to file comprehensive emergency response plans with the state to improve the handling of such mass outages.

The bill, which Democratic state Sen. Shirley K. Turner drafted following Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, would require the state Board of Public Utilities to establish best practices for utilities to follow in the event of power outages and require...
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