Existing Exxon Pipeline Can't Be Called 'New': Court

Law360, New York (January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Massachusetts' high court has decided that the term "new" in a law empowering the state's energy board to approve the use of eminent domain for oil pipeline construction bars the agency from ruling on a dispute involving an already-existing oil line run by a unit of Exxon Mobil Corp.

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts overturned the decision by the state's Energy Facilities Siting Board Tuesday after finding that the review board, which grants licenses for the construction of power plants, transmission lines and other energy...
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