CORNballs Accuse FERC of Illegally Approving NEXUS Pipeline in OH

The CORNballs of Ohio continue to try and shut down the $2 billion, 255-mile NEXUS interstate natural gas pipeline that will run from Ohio through Michigan and eventually to the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada. CORN stands for Coalition to Reroute NEXUS. CORNballs is what we affectionately call the group–as a way of pointing out their nutty true purpose–to try and shut the NEXUS project down. Period. Their aim has nothing to do with “rerouting” and everything to do with shutting it down. In May 2017, the CORNballs revealed their true colors when they filed a lawsuit in federal court in Akron, OH (see CORNballs Strike Again, File Lawsuit to Stop NEXUS Pipeline). Last week, lawyers for the CORNballs were back in court with a filing that claims the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) acted illegally during the approval process. Good luck with proving that in court. NEXUS filed a motion to dismiss this frivolous case, based on the fact the federal court in Akron doesn’t have jurisdiction. The Natural Gas Act of 1938 gives “exclusive review” of FERC-related cases to the federal court of appeals in Washington, D.C. There goes another CORNball…

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