CORNballs Get Cornier – Say They’ve Been “FERC’d” re NEXUS Pipe

The CORNballs of Ohio are not happy campers in their quest 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 real purpose, which is to try and shut the NEXUS project down. 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). As part of that lawsuit, lawyers for the CORNballs filed claims the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) acted illegally during the approval process (see CORNballs Accuse FERC of Illegally Approving NEXUS Pipeline in OH). As we said at the time, “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, and earlier this week that is just what happened. The court said they don’t have jurisdiction to consider the lawsuit. The news seems to have hit the CORNballs pretty hard. They’re not only upset about the court decision, but also about the U.S. Senate performing their Constitutional duty by voting to confirm two new commissioners for the federal agency that approves projects like NEXUS–the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). One CORNball quipped they’ve been “FERC’d”…

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