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Friday, May 26, 2017

State Historic Preservation Office Says Rover Pipeline Owes it $1.5 Million

From the Canton Repository:
The Rover Pipeline hasn’t honored an agreement to pay for harm the project does to historic properties, according to the State Historic Preservation Office. 
The dispute surfaced a week after state environmental regulators proposed penalizing Rover for construction mishaps and questioned whether the project is taking Ohio seriously as it rushes to finish the $4.2 billion natural gas pipeline. 
In February, Rover agreed to pay the State Historic Preservation Office $1.5 million a year for five years. The money will fund statewide education for historic preservation. 
Rover was supposed to make the first payment by March 1, but the bill remains unpaid, despite repeated contacts between the State Historic Preservation Office and Rover, according to an April 28 letter from the preservation office to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The letter was filed Friday on the FERC online docketing system.
Energy Transfer, which is building the Rover pipeline, says that this claim is inaccurate and they do not owe the preservation office $1.5 million.  Click here to continue reading.

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