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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Will Farms Be Threatened by Ohio Pipeline Projects?

From the Morrow County Sentinel:
There are fears that two proposed pipelines, which would run through Ohio, will threaten the livelihood of some Ohio farmers. 
The proposed Nexus and ET Rover pipelines would transport gas obtained from Ohio hydraulic fracturing operations through Michigan and up to Canada. 
The pipelines will impact 25 counties, and Amalie Lipstreu, policy program coordinator of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), says besides affecting forests and waterways, the pipelines could compromise the integrity of farmland. 
“And very particularly organic farmland,” she points out. “It’s very vulnerable to contamination, to soil compaction, destruction of soil structure and potentially loss of certification for organic farms.”
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1 comment :

  1. Instead, one should ask how much risk? and how soon some catastrophic event could occur ? Consider the each of human error in design & operations, and nature's impact factors; with scenarios of different layers of safeguard measures. Witness the recent enormous leak events in So. Cal and Texas, failure is inevitable!

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