Blumenthal Statement on PURA Announcement to Review NU-STAR Merger

(Hartford, CT) - The following statement was issued by Senator Richard Blumenthal in response to the announcement by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) that it will review the proposed Northeast Utilities-NSTAR merger: 

“I am pleased by the decision to review the NU-NSTAR merger, affording consumers and public officials an opportunity to assert the public interest in this potentially problematic combination,” said Blumenthal. “My hope is that hearings and other means of public comment will enable an effective, open, and accessible review. I look forward to participating in this process which will have historic and far-reaching ramifications for accountability and quality of service.”