Judge Stops Long Island Sound Gas Pipeline

Law360, New York (August 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge has blocked the construction of a natural gas pipeline across the Long Island Sound, ruling that the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to overrule a state objection to the project was “arbitrary and capricious.”

Judge Stefan R. Underhill on Monday sided with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection in the state's lawsuit over Islander East Pipeline Co. LLC's proposed 45-mile pipeline. The state filed the lawsuit after then-Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans reversed Connecticut's ruling asserting that the project violates the Coastal...
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