(Akron, OH) A federal judge refuses to stop construction of the controversial NEXUS natural gas pipeline.
A federal judge in Akron has dismissed a lawsuit filed by more than 60 northern Ohio property owners hoping to stop the high-pressure natural gas pipeline.
The group wanted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) prevented from approving construction plans for the 250-mile NEXUS pipeline, which will cross several counties in Northwest Ohio.
But the judge agreed with a magistrate that federal court lacks the jurisdiction to consider the challenge.
The $2 billion pipeline will carry 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily from the shale fields of eastern Ohio into Michigan and Ontario, Canada.