NEXUS Pipeline Not Changing Plans Despite Waterville Vote to Block It
From The Blade:
Waterville City Council will be asked Monday night to essentially ratify the will of its residents — or, if not that, make arrangements for it to be automatically done by a certification of votes cast for Issue 3 at Tuesday’s election.
By a resounding 60-40 percent majority, voters approved a community bill of rights that calls for the city charter to be amended in such a way that forbids more natural gas infrastructure from being built within the city limits.The article also continues later:
Adam Parker, NEXUS spokesman, said the ballot initiative does not affect NEXUS’s route or timeline.
“NEXUS is a federally regulated interstate natural gas pipeline, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has exclusive jurisdiction to approve the route of the project,” Mr. Parker said. “NEXUS remains on track to receive its final environmental impact statement from FERC on Nov. 30, 2016, and its FERC Certificate in the first quarter of 2017.Read the entire article by clicking here.
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