Northern Natural Gas Co. v. Iowa Utils. Bd.

ELR Citation: ELR 20071
No(s). 03-1889 (8th Cir. Aug 11, 2004)

The Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that federal law preempts conflicting state pipeline regulations and, thus, governs the upgrade of a natural gas pipeline in Iowa. Iowa Code Chapter 479A and its implementing provisions, which provide for various pipeline reporting and inspection re...