March 20, 2019 / 11:25 PM / 5 months ago

Mass. town loses wetlands challenge to Atlantic Bridge compressor station

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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