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Federal Court Halts DTE, Enbridge Natural Gas Pipeline in Ohio

Nov. 28, 2017, 9:39 PM

A federal court has temporarily halted construction of an eight-mile stretch of the Nexus natural gas pipeline in northeast Ohio, ruling the state likely didn’t properly analyze environmental harm or consider alternative routes to avoid the City of Green.

In a 2-1 decision, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that Green showed sufficient evidence the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency didn’t follow its own procedures before approving a section of the 255-mile pipeline to run through the city’s boundaries (City of Green v. Ohio EPA, 6th Cir., No. 17-4016, temporary stay granted 11/22/17).

City officials ...