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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Group Railing Against NEXUS Pipeline Says Opposition Remains Strong

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
Only 240 easements have been filed across northern Ohio for routing the $2 billion Nexus Pipeline, and there remains staunch opposition to the pipeline in Medina County, according to a grass-roots group. 
The Coalition to Reroute Nexus reviewed easement filings with local county recorders. 
The easements are deals between the pipeline company and individual landowners, giving the company access for building the 250-mile natural gas pipeline. The landowners are paid negotiated fees for use of their land. 
Pipeline opponents are proud that the number of signed easements is low, said CORN spokesman Paul Gierosky of York Township in Medina County. 
Pipeline supporters appear to have signed easements and opponents are holding out, he said. “Most of us won’t sign until we’re forced to,” he said. 
CORN is urging landowners not to sign such agreements.
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