Federal court order blocks pipeline near Hancock
A federal judge Wednesday upheld Maryland’s denial of an easement for a proposed natural-gas pipeline west of Hancock, reports the Herald-Mail.
“We are pleased that the court has agreed that a private pipeline company cannot force the state to accept a pipeline under the Western Maryland Rail Trail,” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a written statement. “We will continue to defend Maryland’s right to control its public lands against any other efforts by the natural gas industry to move forward with this project.”
The decision Wednesday came from a judge in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Read the full article at Herald-Mail Media.