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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Courts Grant City of Green a Victory in Fight Against NEXUS Pipeline

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
The city won a temporary reprieve Wednesday in its ongoing fight to keep the controversial 36-inch Nexus gas transmission pipeline out of the community. 
In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the city’s request to block construction of the pipeline in an 8-mile area of the city’s southern sector while other legal appeals to the project are pending. 
Judges Eric Clay and Bernice Donald approved the stay, while Judge David McKeague penned the dissenting opinion. 
“What’s most exciting is that by granting the stay it shows our objection has merit and we have potential to win the case,” Mayor Gerard Neugebauer said. “The court wouldn’t issue the stay if the case didn’t have merit.” 
The mayor said the stay means “Nexus cannot proceed with any construction within the city of Green [for now] as they anticipated.”
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