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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NEXUS Pipeline Protesters Rally in Medina

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
Lynn Kemp remembers the day her 82-year-old mother received a letter saying companies intended to build part of the Nexus pipeline under her family’s York Township farm: Aug. 24, 2014. 
Her fight against the proposed pipeline to carry natural gas collected by hydraulic fracturing from Ohio’s Marcellus and Utica shale areas to Canada started then and continued Saturday on Medina Square where she held up a handmade sign reading, “Honk for clean water, clean air, safe soil.” 
About 100 like-minded protesters joined her as they chanted and marched around the historic park, vowing to continue their fight against the gas transmission line even as the project cleared a major federal hurdle. 
In late November, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) determined there are no major environmental issues that should keep the proposed 256.6-mile pipeline from being built. 
About 200 miles of the 36-inch-diameter pipe would run through parts of Summit, Stark, Wayne and Medina counties.


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