The final say on building interstate pipelines, like the controversial NEXUS and Rover natural gas lines across northern Ohio, rests with FERC—the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. And its newly appointed chairman has come on board saying it’s time to review the agency’s pipeline policies.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave final authorization Wednesday to begin construction of the NEXUS gas pipeline through northern Ohio. Communities along the way have tried to stop or re-route the pipeline, and lawsuits are still pending.
Late on Friday, the federal government approved a $2 billion natural gas pipeline that will pass through Northern Ohio on its way to Michigan, but the widespread opposition to the project isn’t giving up just yet.