Down: Susquehanna-Roseland is approved by the PA PUC and the NJ BPU.
Up: Appeals are filed in New Jersey.
Up: New Jersey's BPU gets into a battle of wills with PJM and FERC over it's desire to build new gas-fired generation in New Jersey in order to lower electricity prices in the state. NJ BPU's position is that in-state generation is better than importing electricity via new transmission lines like S-R. NJ-BPU is likely to deny S-R and use it as a bargaining chip to get what it wants from PJM & FERC, if it is remanded back to the BPU on appeal.
Down: S-R is named one of Obama's "Rapid Response" Transmission Projects so it can be rammed through approvals. Rumor has it that the fix is in at the highest levels for the NPS to approve PSE&G's application to cross the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Up: The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) release a statement exposing the collusion and corruption going on between the NPS, the White House, and PSE&G.
Up: The NPS recently came out with a "no build" recommendation.
Down: In this article (one of the most poorly-written articles I've ever seen!) Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John Donahue implies that if power company project owner PSE&G proffers a big enough "mitigation package" (aka BRIBE) that he will bend over and grease up the park for annihilation by the Susquehanna-Roseland project. I'm not sure who Donahue thinks will be paying the cost of the "mitigation package," but it won't be PSE&G. The cost of project approvals will be borne by all electric ratepayers in the 13-state PJM Region. That means YOU! The bigger the bribe, the higher your future electric bill, and the bigger the profit for PSE&G. Donahue is willing to sacrifice publicly owned assets to a private, for-profit corporation in exchange for that same public gaining a financial/land grab that is ultimately paid for by them. We pay ourselves to end up with a ruined national park, and PSE&G makes a big profit.
So, what can you do to prevent paying for PSE&G's bribe? Submit your comments on the NPS EIS for the S-R Project online.