Federal Marshals--and complicit laws and legislators--let a pipeline company cut down Cathy Holleran's maple trees, then the pipeline was stopped.
"The Constitution Pipeline was supposed to emanate from northeastern Pennsylvania, and run 121 miles through New York State. Federal regulators gave their blessing to the project. So did Pennsylvania regulators. But New York State (whose border is about 20 miles from Holleran’s land) refused to grant a necessary water permit.
The pipeline company, Williams, sued, but a federal court recently sided with New York. Holleran says she’d warned the company of this possibility."