Residents Flock To Open House For Info On New Pipeline

July 15, 2014

Residents Flock To Open House For Info On New Pipeline

7/15/14 - Hundreds of residents visited the Fenton Township Hall last night to find information on the new natural gas pipeline being proposed to pass through Michigan. The ET Rover Pipeline would move natural gas from Pennsylvania to areas like Ontario and Chicago, passing through Ohio and Michigan. The pre-filing application for the pipeline has been submitted, and although the company has a rough idea of where it will go the plans are subject to change. Most residents came to the open house specifically to find out if the ET Rover would pass through their property. They were able to view specific details of the proposal, but many were unhappy and called the purpose of the meeting into question since the actual route used by the pipeline could vary significantly from these preliminary plans. Although the pipeline will generally follow the Enbridge oil pipeline that passed through several years ago, there are deviations from that route. Some residents who were not impacted by Enbridge found out the ET Rover pipeline is planned to pass through their property, while some who were hit by the first pipeline learned they would not be hit by the new one. The final proposal for the pipeline should be submitted in January, and if it is approved, construction would pass through Michigan in 2017. (TD)

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