Judge Urges Approval Of $247M Pa. Power Line Project

Law360, Philadelphia (October 23, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT) -- Over objections from environmentalists and some local officials, an administrative law judge on Monday recommended that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approve a $247 million project to build nearly 70 miles of high-voltage power lines in the state’s Pocono Mountains region.

In a 230-page opinion, Judge David Salapa dispatched objections claiming that the project would rob municipalities of local zoning control and threaten a number of high-value wilderness areas, ruling instead that that PPL Electric Utilities Corp. had met its burden of proving that the lines...
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