The respondents did a great job pointing out that this whole scenario is just another replay of the application dismissal in Virginia last January and that PATH should not continue to be given chance after chance after chance to get it right. It was likened to a court case being tried over and over again until the desired result was obtained. That can't happen, and is exactly what PATH is attempting. It was also pointed out that PATH has kept the citizens of the Commonwealth hostage for nearly three years, with no end in sight.
PATH's promises not to play the FERC card cannot be relied on with any certainty when their word isn't worth a plug nickel. In fact, respondent Al Ghiorzi had a very interesting take on how PATH could be deceiving the state commissions in an attempt to set up a certain scenario whereby they would break their worthless promises and run crying to Mother FERC. PATH is not to be trusted... at all.
Very interesting, relatively short hearing, but if you missed it, you missed it. Fortunately, hearing examiner Skirpan promised to have a decision on the applicant's motion to hold the application in abeyance by COB tomorrow. Watch for it!
A friend pointed out to me this evening that PATH's response filed at the WV PSC this morning also reads like the desperate ramblings of a repentant child caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
And what's up with the Jackson-Kelly drone's recent sharing of information? We note that it's only some information -- the kind that he thinks doesn't show PATH in an unfavorable light. What a dweeb. Google "email etiquette", will you, Matt? You will obviously be surprised at what is considered rude -- or perhaps not. I would hope it's not an attempt at bullying or rudeness.
Scared much, PATH? Yes, we know. Isn't it time to end this farce? Has anyone noticed how we've now come full circle here? Back in 2008, we citizens were individually knocked to our knees at one of the PATH "Open Houses" or by a land agent knocking on the door. We were scared. We were angry. We were in shocked disbelief.
Now we stand tall and confident of victory while PATH cowers on their knees. That's life.