Thursday, January 3, 2019

Activists Still Fighting Against NEXUS Pipeline

From Law360:
The Ohio city of Oberlin along with a fellow opponent of the $2 billion Nexus pipeline told the D.C. Circuit that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was wrong to approve the project, saying its need was overstated and it was not in the public interest. 
Oberlin and the Coalition to Reroute Nexus said Monday that much of the pipeline’s capacity was not committed and that a significant amount of the existing commitment was with affiliates of the owners of the pipeline, Enbridge Inc. and DTE Energy Co., which each have a 50 percent share of Nexus. That low commitment was part of the reason the project couldn’t demonstrate it was truly needed, according to the brief. 
That was one of several alleged faults highlighted in Oberlin’s petition, which also said the pipeline was not approved under the correct section of the Natural Gas Act. The project includes about 255 miles of greenfield pipeline and affects areas in Michigan and Ohio.
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