As legislators got to their desks an hour ago, they received a piece of legislation which would order the PUC to reverse its decision that granted a “certificate” to the NECEC.
This is even more brazen than the Wind Act.
Never mind that this year's entire session is devoted to emergency bills.
Never mind that today’s session is the last of the year.
Never mind that they are meeting today to pass the supplemental budget and set in motion some state pandemic responses.
Never mind that this legislation will not go to a committee and will not get a public hearing.
Never mind that the PUC adjudicated the case over two years, with hundreds of thousands of documents, evidence, expert witnesses, cross exam, rebuttal, etc.
Never mind that none of the parties unhappy with the PUC decision chose to appeal it.
It will be interesting to see how all those legislators vote. Many of those legislators still parrot the NRCM wail that the last governor “interfered" with the PUC on the Statoil boondoggle (which would have us today paying 25 cents / kwh while the wholesale market price is 2.5 cents).