New Franklin Council Passes Resolution Opposing NEXUS Pipeline

New Franklin City Council passed a resolution opposing the construction of the proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission high pressure pipeline through the city at the Dec. 17 meeting.

The resolution is in response to a plan to construct about 8 miles of a 42-inch, 250-mile pipeline through the city and states this pipeline “poses a threat” to residents, their wells and the lakes and rivers in the area, will require safety forces to get extra training to deal with potential ruptures, costing the city money, and negatively impacts property values in the area. Current plans also call for the line to go through Green. 
Developers of the project include DTE Energy Co. and Spectra Energy Corp. in the United States and Enbridge Inc. in Canada. The NEXUS Gas Transmission system is expected to move 2 billion cubic feet of Ohio Utica shale gas from Kensington in Columbiana County to Detroit and to a storage plant in Ontario, according to NEXUS officials at the Council meeting. 
Pat Becker, project manager for the NEXUS pipeline, and other project officials, as well as Louis Berroteran, president of The Berroteran Group LLC, of Akron, attended the New Franklin City Council meeting to explain the project and answer questions.
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