A Summit County judge has denied a Texas-based pipeline company’s request for a temporary restraining order forcing residents to allow access to their land for the company’s surveyors.
Dozens of residents, most from Green and New Franklin, spoke against Nexus Gas Transmission Company’s request during a hearing before Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands on Monday. They expressed concerns about the pipeline being built in a densely populated area.
Nexus is hoping to build a 250-mile pipeline across northern Ohio, running from Columbiana County to Defiance in the northwest part of the state, and extending north into Michigan and Ontario. The pipeline would be 36 inches in diameter and is designed to carry about 1.5 billion cubic feet of Utica Shale natural gas per day — enough to fuel about 6 million homes.Read more of the article by clicking here.
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