Art of the Self-Deal: How Regulatory Failure Lets Gas Pipeline Companies Fabricate Need and Fleece Ratepayers
Lugar is representing 10 landowners in the path of the proposed Mountain Valley pipeline in an ambitious lawsuit that challenges the standard federal process for pipeline development and land acquisition through eminent domain.
Pipeline gets green light to use one of two mainlines as construction continues.
Faced with a deadline to defend their permit approval against a federal court challenge, West Virginia regulators moved this week to back off their certification that the Mountain Valley Pipeline would not violate the state’s water quality standards.
Despite a ruling that potentially signals the green light, the fight will continue in an effort to reroute the proposed NEXUS gas pipeline away from the city of Green and other more densely populated areas.
Order clears the way for gas transmission across parts of Stark and Summit counties.
Source: FERC approves NEXUS pipeline
FERC ORDER ISSUING NEXUS CERTIFICATE AND GRANTING ABANDONMENT
“It is inequitable to allow NEXUS to cherry pick beneficial state statutes to circumvent FERC’s procedure and federal law.”
Medina County Court Website: http://www.co.medina.oh.us/medct_epublicnodr/UserLogin.aspx
“It’s ruined our retirement, We’re kind of out here on an island. … [My children] don’t want to live on top of this pipeline. I don’t want to live here.”