Residents of the cities of New Franklin and Green had the opportunity to provide comments concerning the proposed NEXUS gas transmission pipeline project that would impact the two communities if the planned route remains.
Staff for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency responsible for evaluating applications to construct and operate interstate gas pipeline facilities, was on hand at Green High School Aug. 18 from 5 to 10 p.m. to record verbal remarks regarding the project, specifically why local residents want the route of the project to take a more southern path.
The NEXUS pipeline, a 36-inch, 250-mile line to be developed by Nexus Gas Transmission LLC, along with Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. and Texas-based Spectra Energy Corp., is projected to transport up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day and would run from Kensington to Ontario, Canada, according to pipeline officials. Locally, the proposed route would go through New Franklin and Green. Construction on the project is estimated to begin in early 2017, after FERC approves the route.
“It is going to impact our ecosystem here. No one wants this coming through Green. I am here to fight this for my neighbors and the whole community,” said Green resident Shana Musser-Coburn. “It would affect our parks and wetlands. I see it hurting our economy here.”Click right here to continue reading.
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