Here's how the new federal energy law works. Two hours after President Bush signed it yesterday, KeySpan and Duke Energy were in federal court
to get permission for their Islander East gas pipeline to cross Long Island Sound. Connecticut courts and regulators have been holding up approval for several years but under the new law, the states don't get to have a say in these energy decisions.
Somewhere the people at Shell, TransCanada and Broadwater
must be grinning.