In the news release, Susquehanna-Roseland Line Construction Receives Favorable Court Ruling, issued
by Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "In a ruling today..." rather than "In a ruling yesterday..." as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:
Susquehanna-Roseland Line Construction Receives Favorable Court Ruling
Federal judge rules in favor of utility companies and National Park Service
Aug. 30, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) and PPL Electric Utilities (PPL) 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 today, 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
, PSE&G Delivery Projects and Construction vice president. "We will move forward with construction as planned."
The companies have implemented a broad-based information plan to keep the public and park visitors informed of construction activities, including any temporary trail and road closings. This information will be available on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Website,
; on the PSE&G Susquehanna-Roseland project website,
, and on the PPL Electric Utilities Susquehanna-Roseland project website,
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
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