ADVISORY: CLF to Argue Before MA Supreme Judicial Court

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Josh Block
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WHAT: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) attorney David Ismay will argue before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concerning last fall’s ruling by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to allow pipeline companies to charge electric customers for new natural gas infrastructure. The hearing is open to the public and the press. Ismay will be available immediately following the hearing for comment.

WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2016. 11am. Please arrive early to secure your seat.

WHERE: John Adams Courthouse, Courtroom 1, 2nd Floor, One Pemberton Square, Boston. There also will be a live webcast available at

WHY: Last fall, DPU approved rules that gave Big Gas unprecedented authority to put billions in public money on the line for proposed pipeline projects, despite overwhelming evidence that such proposals would be disastrous for both the environment and the economy. In this decision, DPU exercised unlawful influence over the market, defying both state and federal law and rigging the system in favor of pipeline companies and gas-fired power plants. More information about the case can be found here.


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Climate Change