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Pipeline Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development

On February 6, 2019, V&E partners Robert Seber and Jeremy Marwell spoke on “Pipelines Wars: The Battles Over Gas Infrastructure Development” at NYU School of Law.

The business of building oil and gas pipelines in America used to be quiet. No longer. While Keystone XL and Dakota Access may have claimed most of the headlines, almost every major pipeline project is now a legal battleground between the industry and activist groups. Many of the current fights erupted in Eastern states as a host of new pipeline projects move forward to link the Marcellus and Utica shale gas fields to power stations and homes across the densely populated East Coast. Panelists discussed the legal objections to new natural gas pipelines that frequently invoke the downstream impact of additional fossil fuel infrastructure on climate change.

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