DC Circ. Affirms FERC Approval Of REX Gas Pipeline

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 2:37 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit has refused a coal mining company's entreaty to block a pipeline financed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and ConocoPhillips Co., despite worries that the pipeline may not be safe.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday declined Murray Energy Corp.'s request that it overturn the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of the Rockies Express Pipeline East, a 640-mile segment in the REX natural gas pipeline system.

The pipeline segment, part of...
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