Antis Ask Army Corps of Engrs to Yank Rover Pipeline Blanket Approval

Several radical environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Michigan Residents Against the ET Rover Pipeline, and the Ohio-based nutters at FreshWater Accountability Project filed an official request with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pull the Corps’ issuance of a “blanket” approval for the Rover Pipeline to use underground horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and instead require Rover to get a permit for each of the 45 bodies of water they intend to drill under with the technique. Which would, of course, bring the project to a halt–the intended outcome by the radicals. The groups are attempting to capitalize on several leaks experienced by Rover using HDD, including a 2 million gallon drilling mud spill in April that continues to generate headlines today (see OH EPA Says Diesel Fuel Found in Rover 2M Gal Drilling Mud Spill). So far the Corps is keeping mum, only acknowledging receipt of the request. Here’s a bit of news you won’t get in mainstream media: Rover continues to use HDD actively, every day, even now. Yes, HDD activity in a few locations (under waterways) has been halted, but HDD activity continues in 23 other locations. In addition to the news about the request by anti groups to the Corps, we’ve pulled the latest weekly construction report from Rover, embedded below…

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