Judge: Chemical Warning Signs On Poles Violated Rights Of Utility Company
(February 11, 2016, 2:57 PM EST) -- CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A federal judge in New York on Feb. 3 ruled that a town ordinance requiring warning signs on utility poles stating that they have been treated with chemical preservatives that contaminate groundwater violated the constitutional rights of the utility company that installed the poles (PSEG Long Island LLC, et al. v. Town of North Hempstead, N.Y., No. 5-0222, E.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13533).
(Opinion available. Document #15-160216-007Z.)
On Jan. 15, 2015, PSEG Long Island LCC (PSEG) and the...