Judge Nixes Bid To Halt $400M Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday rejected a Native American tribe's bid to halt Kinder Morgan Inc.'s construction of a portion of the $400 million natural gas pipeline expansion in Pennsylvania and New Jersey over alleged desecration of sacred land, calling the tribe's injunction request speculative and legally deficient.

The New Jersey Sand Hill Band of Lenape and Cherokee Indians claim that a proposed 15-mile pipeline detour in Pike County, Pa., and Sussex County, N.J., would desecrate and destroy approximately 15 miles of sacred land, in violation...
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