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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

As Pipeline Activity Grows More and More, Can Oversight Keep Up?

From The Columbus Dispatch:
Getting Utica shale gas to processing plants and people’s houses has created a growing web of pipelines across eastern Ohio. 
Placed end to end, these pipelines, called “gathering lines,” would extend more than 470 miles — enough to cross the state at its widest point. Twice. 
While construction was going on in 2012, Ohio legislators enacted a law that bars state utility officials from overseeing where the natural-gas pipelines can go.
Rich Sahli, a Columbus lawyer who has represented Ohio residents in pipeline cases, said the law ensured that the pipelines could be built without any government review of their environmental impact.
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