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The merger between American and US Airways airlines swiftly went from announcement to government antitrust complaint to settlement with a striking reversal of sentiment on the part of regulators, participants, and onlookers. Still to be determined is whether or not such consolidation can put the airline industry on the path to profitability.
An overview of contentious issues facing energy transmission investment, including controversy over cost allocation, especially across multiple regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and non-RTO areas; recent FERC orders promulgating rules about regional and interregional transmission planning; increased pressure on FERC to revisit rates of return on equity it allows utilities.
Announces Geroge A. Avery and Ernest J. Ierardi as first recipients of Samuel H. Porter Award; Cary Adickman is winner of the Section's K. William Kolbe Writing Competition.
Notes importance of tranmission as key to future of electric power and how regulation can impinge on the need for more and better transmision; as well as the highs and lows of antitrust drama played out in the merger of American and US Airways airlines.
A number of books published by the American Bar Association have appeared recently, two of which illustrate contrasting subjects.