DOI, Oil Cos. Sued Over Mont. Pipeline Construction

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 5:15 PM EST) -- A host of Montana landowners on Friday sued the U.S. Department of the Interior and other federal agencies, along with a number of oil pipeline companies, saying the companies began construction on a new pipeline without getting proper approval and the federal government has essentially looked the other way.

The suit, filed in Montana federal court, says the companies ran into regulatory trouble just before beginning construction on what was to be called the Thunderbird Pipeline, after having spent a year negotiating an easement agreement. So...
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