US Delays Oil Pipeline Approvals After Court Ruling

The Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a nationwide program to approve oil and gas pipelines, power lines and other utility work, spurred by a court ruling that industry representatives say could slow or halt numerous infrastructure projects due to environmental concerns.

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Ferry Services

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a complaint against the executive director and commissioners of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission brought by individuals who were prohibited from providing intrastate ferry services on Lake Chelan. The commission determined the proposed services would interfere with the current ferry operator’s franchise rights.  

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