Mass. Court Bans Electricity Rate Hikes to Fund Gas Pipeline Projects

Ruling declares current plan to finance $3 billion project illegal, gives another boost to state’s renewable energy push. By Phil McKenna The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struck down a controversial "pipeline tax" that would have allowed electric utilities in the state to raise rates to pay for natural gas pipeline projects. See Also: Massachusetts’ Ambitious Clean Energy Bill Jolts Offshore Wind Prospects Protesters Call for a Halt to Three Massachusetts Pipeline Projects Youth Win Climate Case Against Massachusetts in State’s High Court read more


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