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Nexus denies Green's request to relocate its planned gas pipeline
Nexus cites “environmental, engineering, schedule and cost disadvantages” as the reason for denial
Story by MICHAEL BRATTON


 
Mayor Dick Norton of Green has spearheaded the initiative to reroute the Nexus Pipeline away from the Greater Akron-Canton Area.
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The company behind the Nexus Pipeline has denied a Northeast Ohio city’s request to relocate a proposed gas pipeline away from populated areas.

The City of Green suggested the company move the pipeline further south into rural parts of Stark and Wayne counties. In a report filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Nexus said that would cause “environmental, engineering, schedule and cost disadvantages.”

Dick Norton, the mayor of Green, says moving the pipeline to less populated areas would make for a safer setting overall.
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“If they would choose our recommended route, it would only add 9 miles to this pipeline," said Norton. "And I can’t believe for a minute that they can’t absorb 9 miles worth of additional expenses, if there’s any expense at all, and avoid 2,500 fewer structures. If you just think about that, you know, their math doesn’t add up.”

If approved for construction, the Nexus Pipeline will run 250 miles across Ohio from Columbiana to Defiance counties. From there it would run north into Michigan and connect with existing pipelines into Ontario, Canada.

Listener Comments:

These people have so much power. Too much. They
could care less about the people they leave when
it is done. Spectra does not, and admits, they
do not do the necessary maintainance on there
pipelines, In time they explode. But they don't
seem to care. They want to put this timebomb in
my front yard, WHY? It could be put in very non
populated areas. Why do they have to be so mean
and nasty to us. "Working closly with the landowners??? I don't think so...


Posted by: Kathy (Swanton Ohio) on June 22, 2015 6:06AM
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