Hogan and Markell join forces to oppose electricity fees

The Associated Press


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell are teaming up to fight electricity rates they say are unfair to residents of their states.

They both attended a news conference near the Maryland-Delaware state line between Ocean City, Maryland, and Fenwick Island, Delaware, on Wednesday.

The two governors are opposing a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that they say would require residents in both states to pay nearly 90 percent of the costs for an energy transmission project that they say benefits mostly New Jersey, and not Maryland or Delaware.

FERC initially approved the cost allocation plan for a transmission line as part of PJM's Artificial Island nuclear complex. Last week, FERC granted an appeal to consider a rehearing of the issue.

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