ET Rover Pipeline Hires Land Stewards to Protect the Land in OH

As we’ve been reporting for some time, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) plans to build an 830-mile, $4.4 billion pipeline, called the ET Rover Pipeline, from PA and WV and eastern OH through OH into Michigan and eventually into Canada (see ET Rover Pipeline’s 800-Mile Journey Begins with FERC Filing). The pipeline will flow Marcellus and Utica Shale gas to Midwestern US markets and to Canadian markets. The longest stretch of pipeline will cross OH. In an effort to ensure Ohioans have an advocate to ensure their land is impacted as minimally as is possible, ETP is paying for the services of an ombudsman, a representative who will look out for the landowner’s best interest. It is Ohio-based firm Land Stewards–“a team of certified soil scientists, agricultural engineers, agronomists and conservation planners.” Does ETP get thanked taking this extraordinary over-and-above step? No. Instead, they get criticized…

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