Kinder Morgan $400M Pipeline Suit Barred, Enviro Board Says

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board said Friday it should be booted from a federal suit launched by a unit of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP seeking to block opposition to its $400 million natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, arguing that the board is entitled to immunity.

The hearing board said Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC’s suit is barred by the Eleventh Amendment, which prohibits federal courts from entertaining suits by private parties against states, state agencies, and state officials and employees acting in...
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