Brian Frosh

Maryland seeks dismissal of federal lawsuit by company blocked from building natural gas pipeline

Maryland seeks dismissal of federal lawsuit by company blocked from building natural gas pipeline

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline in Washington County that the state’s top officials have rejected.

Columbia Gas Transmission, which is owned by TransCanada Corp., filed the lawsuit last month in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. It seeks a preliminary injunction to give the company immediate access to property to drill a pipeline under the Western Maryland Rail Trail. It also seeks the “award of just compensation and damages.”

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