Department of Public Utilities

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Massachusetts’ Highest Court Rejects Public Subsidies for Fossil Fuels

“This is an incredibly important and timely decision,” said David Ismay, CLF’s lead attorney on the case. “Today our highest court affirmed Massachusetts’ commitment to an open energy future by rejecting the Baker Administration’s attempt to subsidize the dying fossil fuel industry. The course of our economy and our energy markets runs counter to the will of multi-billion dollar pipeline companies, and, thanks to today’s decision, the government will no longer be able to unfairly and unlawfully tip the scales.”

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Taking Big Gas to Court
by Veronica Eady

Yesterday, CLF appeared before Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court in a case that could dramatically impact our climate future in the Commonwealth and across New England. At the heart of the case is whether the state’s Department of Public Utilities can force businesses and families to finance multi-million-dollar investments in new natural gas pipelines and other…

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Standard of Review for Utility Mergers gets Upgrade in MA
by Karen Wood

An important development today in the Northeast Utilities/NStar merger proceeding: the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (MA DPU) announced that it will modernize the standard of review for utility mergers, including requiring that climate change impacts be taken into account.

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CLF Intervenes in Proposed NU/NSTAR Merger
by Sue Reid

CLF has intervened in proceedings regarding the proposed merger of Northeast Utilities (NU) and NSTAR, which combined would create the third largest utility in the country and the largest in New England.