In addition to being economic regulators, most state utility commissions are vested with an obligation to protect the environment. The authors explore the various forms of this authority, and conclude that they preclude some commissions, but require most public utility commissions to make decisions with environmental costs in mind.
Recommended CitationMichael Dworkin, David Farnsworth, and Jason Rich, The Environmental Duties of Public Utilities Commissions, 18 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 325 (2001)
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