Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Thank You, Atty Gen Blumenthal


State Challenges Energy Law

September 27, 2005
Associated Press

HARTFORD -- Connecticut's attorney general is challenging the constitutionality of a new federal energy law that allows the developers of power projects to appeal directly to the federal government when state officials deny or delay needed permits.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the provision in the Energy Policy Act undermines the state's environmental authority and violates the 11th Amendment of the Constitution, which prevents Congress from authorizing lawsuits by private parties against a state.
He filed a motion Monday to dismiss a federal petition by the financial backers of the proposed Islander East Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline that would run under Long Island Sound from Branford to the eastern end of Long Island.

The pipeline company, a partnership between KeySpan Corp. and Duke Energy, is using the Energy Policy Act to seek approval for the project in a federal appeals court. The pipeline plans have been tied up in Connecticut courts and state regulatory agencies for several years.

"I will fight Islander East's arrogant attempt to sidestep long-established state laws, violating constitutional guarantees," Blumenthal said Monday....


Read the full article at The Hartford Courant online

2 Comments:

Anonymous The Fat Lady Sings said...

Hey there Gypsy girl! Thanks so very much for the lovely words. I really enjoy going to your site every day –it’s always nice to communicate with others who are simpatico. I live in the DEEP south, and it aint easy finding other free spirits!

I checked out Dark Wraith today – interesting site. Lots of new blogs to explore. I loved the Fleetwood Mac quote, by the way. Hell – I spent almost the entirety of my youth coordinating my Stevie Nicks starter kit – boots, scarves, ribbons – you know – artlessly sexy earth mother with a soul type. By the way – have you ever seen that woman without those boots? Lindsay Buckingham was on Soundstage the other night, and he brought Stevie on for a couple songs. There they were – same damn boots. I swear – the broad’s gonna be 80, and still strutting around like its 1976.

Anywho – thanks again. As we Irish say – may the wind be always at your back!

Peace

11:15 PM, September 28, 2005  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Hey TFLS,

I'm sure it's because she's so short! Have you noticed, even in those torture chambers, she's still the shortest one there, by a half a foot!

5:42 PM, October 01, 2005  

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