A Massachusetts town cannot use its own wetlands ordinance to block construction of a natural gas compressor station for an Enbridge unit’s interstate pipeline expansion project, a federal appeals court held on Tuesday.
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of Algonquin Gas Transmission’s Atlantic Bridge Project, which includes a compressor station in the town of Weymouth, preempts the town’s application of its local Wetlands Protection Ordinance.
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