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The action will allow pipes made with Brazilian steel, held up in U.S. customs, to head for the western Pennsylvania construction site.
Family’s fight with driller illustrates legal loophole that exposes Native American, historical sites
Companies don’t have to check for archaeological importance before starting work. And even if a site does have historic significance, the law requires no action. “You could bulldoze it away if you wanted to,” one archaeologist said.
States may be able to stop monitoring at some sites, and power plants have more time to close leaking ash ponds.
The settlements went to eight families who began complaining about their water quality in early 2011, shortly after Rex began drilling gas wells near their homes. Some still get theirs from donations at a nearby church.