A farm has sued NEXUS Gas Transmission, saying the pipeline company caused erosion that damaged crops and washed away soil.
Oakway Farms filed the lawsuit July 10 in Stark County Common Pleas Court in Canton with a request for compensatory and punitive damages and attorney fees in excess of $55,000.
Attorney Michael Thompson said Oakway Farms went to court to protect itself, “but we also need to have a message that NEXUS can’t just decide to do what they want to do without regard to the property owners.”
A NEXUS spokesperson declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing company policy.
NEXUS is building a 36-inch diameter pipeline that will carry up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day from the Utica and Marcellus shales to users in Ohio, Michigan and Canada.
The $2.1 billion NEXUS pipeline starts near Hanoverton in Columbiana County and will connect to existing natural gas pipelines in Michigan.
Pipeline crews have been working in Washington, Nimishillen, Marlboro and Lake townships in Stark County, and the city of Green in Summit County.Continue reading by clicking here.
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