Kinder Morgan Unit Sues Over Pa. Enviro Pipeline Challenge

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 3:13 PM EST) -- A unit of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP on Monday sued two environmental groups and the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board for attempting to circumvent the federal permitting process to block a $400 million natural gas pipeline expansion in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC, which Kinder Morgan acquired during its $21 billion merger with El Paso Corp. last year, is asking the court to find that federal law preempts efforts by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and the Responsible Drilling Alliance to appeal the...
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