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New England Algonquin Pipeline Approval Upheld by Appeals Court

March 19, 2019, 10:54 PM

The federal government’s approval of Enbridge Inc.'s Algonquin natural gas pipeline project takes precedence over a Massachusetts town’s opposition to the pipeline, a federal appeals court ruled March 19.

Enbridge’s approval for the project from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission preempts a Weymouth, Mass., town ordinance prohibiting the project from being built, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston affirmed.

Enbridge is seeking to build a natural gas compressor station in Weymouth as part of its 1,130-mile Algonquin natural gas pipeline running from Massachusetts through New England states and ending in New Jersey.

The ...