Sunday, September 07, 2003

More on natural gas line challenges

This Roanoke Times article outlines another and further challenge to the development of interstate natural gas pipelines through Southwest Virginia, in the form of an appeal from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Among the issues is how it is that the pipelines proceed while the appeal is pending.

Of course, if pending litigation stopped a pipeline, then the anti-pipeline forces would achieve their victory by litigating their claims in such a way as to avoid a determination on the merits as long as possible.

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