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Feb 22, 2012

Frederick County court decision detrimental to PATH power line

FREDERICK — A Frederick County judge is affirming a decision blocking a key component of a proposed multistate power line. Circuit Judge Edward Dwyer issued his opinion Wednesday in a case involving the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline. He affirmed a local zoning board’s denial of Potomac Edison’s plan to build an electrical substation on 150 acres […]

Jan 5, 2012

W.Va. foes file new challenge of PATH charges

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Two West Virginia residents are again challenging charges that two utilities imposed on customers to recover the costs of promoting a proposed multistate power line. Keryn Newman of Shepherdstown and Alison Haverty of Chloe claim FirstEnergy and American Electric Power improperly charged customers in 13 states and the District of Columbia millions […]

Nov 14, 2011

Appeal of PATH decision heads to Frederick court

FREDERICK — A court in Frederick is hearing a utility company’s appeal of a zoning board decision that blocked a key component of a proposed multistate power line. The hearing involving the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline is set for Monday morning. Potomac Edison wants the court to overrule the denial of its plan to build an […]

Sep 1, 2011

Washington lawyer accused of throwing live power line at driver

SILVER SPRING — A Washington lawyer is accused of throwing a live power line at another motorist during a road-rage incident in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Montgomery County police say 32-year-old Richard Bialczak of College Park faces a variety of charges, including first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, after the incident on Sunday. Police say […]

Aug 30, 2011

Photo of the Day – After Irene

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Apr 13, 2011

PATH power line project all but out of juice

Virginia regulators are set to dismiss the application to build the $2.1 billion Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline high-voltage power line, effectively mothballing the project for the foreseeable future. PATH, a joint venture of Allegheny Energy Co. — now part of FirstEnergy Corp. — and American Electric Power Co., had been in the works for four years. […]

Apr 13, 2011

Regulators recommend W. Va.-to-Md. power line application dismissal

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia regulators are recommending the dismissal of an application to build a $2 billion power line from West Virginia to Maryland. A hearing examiner with the State Corporation Commission said Tuesday that regulators should approve a motion to withdraw filed by American Electric Power and FirstEnergy Corp. The utilities suspended the plan […]

Mar 10, 2011

Report: Red tape cost Maryland $19.5 billion

Red tape and not-in-my-backyard activism were called out Thursday as major impediments to six stalled and troubled energy projects in Maryland that could have had a $19.5 billion economic impact on the state if they had moved forward. The findings were part of a report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called “Project Denied” […]

Feb 10, 2011

Opponents of proposed multistate power line ask regulators to dismiss project

FREDERICK — Some Maryland opponents of a proposed multistate power line are asking state regulators to dismiss the project because they say it may not be needed. The Frederick-based Sugarloaf Conservancy filed the motion Tuesday with the Maryland Public Service Commission. It alleges that the Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power Co. and Allegheny Energy Inc. […]

Jan 18, 2011

Closed MARC train lines reopen

ROCKVILLE — Transit officials say two lines of the MARC train that were closed have reopened. The Brunswick Line, which was closed west of Rockville because of downed power lines on the tracks, reopened about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say the Camden Line between Washington and Dorsey, which was closed because of police activity, reopened about […]

Dec 16, 2010

$2B PATH project faces dismissal by W. Va. regulators

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An application to build a $2 billion power line from West Virginia to Maryland should be dismissed because less expensive alternatives should be considered first, say staff reviewing the project for the West Virginia Public Service Commission. Developers of the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline, or PATH, say the 765-kilovolt line is needed to […]

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