Green, OH Spends Big $ on 2 Appeals in Bid to Stop NEXUS Pipeline

Back in May MDN told you about the antis running the City of Green, Ohio (see Green, OH Paying Lawyers $100K to Fund Stop NEXUS Crusade). Green City Council voted to use $100,000 of taxpayer money to hire a Cleveland law firm to file a lawsuit “aimed at stopping the pipeline from being built or stopping the project altogether.” Looks like the law firm is earning at least some of that considerable amount (total bill so far: $67,367). The strategy the lawyers have adopted and now implemented is to file two appeals–one with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the other with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s appeals board. The Green antis hope one or both will throw up a roadblock to slow, and ultimately stop, the NEXUS Pipeline from getting built. NEXUS, a $2 billion, 255-mile interstate pipeline that will run from Ohio through Michigan and eventually to the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada, was the first major pipeline project to get approved after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) once again had a quorum (see New FERC Quorum Votes Final Approval for NEXUS Pipeline). Less than two weeks ago the Ohio EPA issued a federal water permit for the project (see Ohio EPA Grants Water Permit to NEXUS Pipe, “Learned” from Rover). Green is asking OEPA to reconsider their action in issuing the permit. Here’s the latest in the ongoing war against fossil fuels…

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