(Toledo, OH) There's another court challenge to a controversial northern Ohio pipeline.
Environmental groups are now suing to stop construction of the NEXUS natural gas pipeline, challenging the decision of federal regulators to let it move forward and requesting a new review of whether the pipeline is even needed.
Surveyors are staking the route and crews are clearing trees for the 250-mile pipeline-- so opponents face an uphill battle to stop that progress. The NEXUS pipeline is one of several in the planning stages or under construction. The Ohio Sierra Club and other groups claim the federal energy regulatory commission is simply rubber stamping the projects.
A northeast Ohio community also is suiing to either stop the pipeline or move the path out of harm's way of suburban communities. Land-owners along the route also have a lawsuit pending over property rights.
The NEXUS pipeline will criss-cross several Northwest Ohio counties on its way to Michigan and Canada.