National Grid Files To Withdraw Access Northeast Project In Rhode Island

Ambar Espinoza, Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR)

Attorneys with the Conservation Law Foundation see this development as a victory, calling the project dead. The group has been fighting the proposal, citing federal law that forbids charging electricity customers for natural gas pipelines.

CLF Senior Attorney Jerry Elmer thinks a new proposal would likely fail for two reasons.

“One, it is illegal under federal law to bill electricity ratepayers for gas pipelines,” said Elmer.

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