Local Laws Blocking Dominion Plant Preempted, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Monday removed a hurdle for power giant Dominion Resources Inc.'s interstate gas transmission unit to build a natural gas compressor station in Myersville, saying local zoning laws that the town council had cited to reject the project were preempted by federal law.

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett partially granted Dominion Transmission Inc. summary judgment, declaring null and void parts of the local laws affecting the siting and operation of the compressor station upon which the Myersville Town Council had based...
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