2nd Circ. Lifts Roadblock To $257M Marcellus Shale Pipeline

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 9:02 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit cleared the way Tuesday for an Inergy LP unit's planned $257 million natural gas pipeline that would transport gas from Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale, denying environmentalists' bid to block construction while they challenge regulatory approval of the pipeline.

The Sierra Club and two other groups had sued to overturn the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of Inergy subsidiary Central New York Oil and Gas Co. LLC's proposal to build the 39-mile MARC I pipeline in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The environmental groups said a FERC environmental...
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