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Hogan welcomes decision to halt utility project

Hogan welcomes decision to halt utility project

The utility grid operator that serves Maryland and 12 other states on Friday suspended plans to build a power line that Gov. Larry Hogan opposed because he was concerned it would drive up electrical rates for some Maryland residents.

Hogan, a Republican, had joined with Democratic Delaware Gov. Jack Markell last month to protest the plan by the PJM Interconnection Board to build the line under the Delaware River to the Artificial Island nuclear plant complex off the New Jersey coast.

Both governors contended that the bulk of the benefits of the project, which PJM proposed to improve the reliability of the regional system, would go to New Jersey. They said Delmarva peninsula...

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