Rover Pipeline Files Eminent Domain Against 58 Michigan Landowners

Earlier this month Rover Pipeline, a $3.7 billion, 711-mile Marcellus/Utica natural gas pipeline that will run from PA, WV and eastern OH through OH into Michigan and eventually into Canada, received its final authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday (see ET Rover Pipeline Gets Final Approval by FERC). Because FERC was late in issuing its final approval, and because Energy Transfer, the builder of Rover, has promised to deliver the project on time, there is no time to waste. As soon as the final approval was issued, Rover filed eminent domain lawsuits against Ohio landowners who have refused for over a year to negotiate (see Time’s Up – Rover Pipe Uses Eminent Domain on Holdout OH Landowners). As it turns out, Ohio isn’t the only state where Rover has filed eminent domain lawsuits. The company has now filed 58 such suits in Michigan as well…

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