Park Service OKs Controversial $1.2B Power Line’s Route

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT) -- The National Park Service on Thursday approved Public Service Electric and Gas Co. and PPL Electric Utilities Corp.’s choice of a route for a controversial $1.2 billion power line through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, despite protests that the project will disfigure natural parks.

Cutting across three national park system units, that route for the Susquehanna-Roseland power line previously won approvals from utilities regulators in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, though environmental groups have challenged the New Jersey approval in court. About 95 percent of the 145-mile line...
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