Enbridge Unit Says Mass. Town Preempted In Pipeline Battle

Law360, Boston (October 10, 2017, 7:31 PM EDT) -- An Enbridge Inc. unit urged a Boston federal judge on Tuesday to rule that federal energy law preempted Weymouth, Massachusetts' decision to deny the Enbridge unit permission to build a gas compressor station in the town as part of a $1 billion Atlantic Bridge pipeline expansion project.

A lawyer for Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC asked U.S. District Judge Denise Casper to grant the Enbridge unit summary judgment in its suit arguing that the town and the Weymouth Conservation Commission couldn't block plans to construct the compressor station because the federal government has the authority to approve interstate pipeline projects under the Natural...

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