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The Times
  • Federal court rules in favor of Pa. gas pipeline

  • A federal court has rejected a bid by a coalition of environmental groups to stop the construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania's endless mountains.

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  • A federal court has rejected a bid by a coalition of environmental groups to stop the construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania's endless mountains.
    A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that federal energy regulators were right to approve the 39-mile MARC 1 pipeline through Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties.
    Some landowners have been fighting the company building the pipeline. They say Central New York Oil & Gas refused to negotiate in good faith on either monetary compensation or the pipeline's route.
    The company promotes the MARC 1 as key infrastructure in developing the Marcellus Shale, a rock formation underneath Pennsylvania and surrounding states that experts believe holds the nation's largest reservoir of gas.
    Central New York Oil & Gas is a subsidiary of Inergy LP of Kansas City, Mo.

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