A federal judge ruled against similar language in a South Dakota law last year that was deemed too vague.
Union Hill residents react to the potentially huge setback in federal court for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
The debate in Holyoke, Massachusetts, is not unique in the Northeast, where pipeline constraints are forcing decisions.
A task force is expected to propose new regulations to limit leaks from landfills and natural gas infrastructure.
A three-member board overseeing the tunnel project for the state is scheduled to hold its first meeting Wednesday.