Group seeks injunction to block Ruby Pipeline

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An environmental group is seeking an emergency injunction to block construction of a gas pipeline between Wyoming and Oregon. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the motion Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco. The same group filed suit July 30, saying the Ruby Pipeline will cross more than 1,000 rivers and streams and harm a number of endangered fish species. The $3 billion, 42-inch gas pipeline will export gas from Opal (oh-PAL’) in western Wyoming, crossing northern Utah and northern Nevada before ending at Malin, Ore. Preparatory work for the pipeline is has begun. El Paso Corp. plans to begin operating the pipeline in March.

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