Aug. 30, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- PPL Electric Utilities called a federal judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging federal permits for the
power line "the right decision for millions of people throughout the mid-Atlantic region who will have more reliable electric service because of this project."
In a ruling Friday (8/30), Judge
Richard W. Roberts
of the United States District Court for the
District of Columbia
dismissed the action filed by several environmental groups seeking to block construction of the project through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
"This ruling affirms the position of the companies and the National Park Service that these permits were issued properly and after thorough study," said
, PPL Electric Utilities vice president of Transmission and Substations. "We will move forward with construction as planned."
line is already under construction elsewhere in
. The project is needed to keep the regional electric grid reliable, and to prevent overloads of other existing power lines. The line is expected to be in service by
PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), provides electric delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in
and has consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in
the United States
. More information is available at
SOURCE PPL Electric Utilities