Local Laws Can't Kill FERC-Approved Projects, DC Circ. Hears

Law360, Washington (May 14, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT) -- A Dominion Resources Inc. subsidiary on Tuesday urged the D.C. Circuit to tell states they cannot shelve Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-approved proposals based on local laws, claiming Maryland refuses to approve its gas compression plant proposal due to a local zoning ordinance.

Although FERC has already signed off on the proposed compressor plant in Myersville, Md., the state said Dominion Transmission Inc.'s plan might not meet Clean Air Act standards and that the town had to greenlight the program as well. Maryland's Department of the Environment...
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