Ypsilanti Township Board Votes Against NEXUS Pipeline

A Board of Trustees in Michigan has formally opposed the construction of the NEXUS pipeline that would run natural gas 255 miles through Michigan and Ohio.

The Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees voted opposition to the pipeline by a 5-0 vote during its August meeting saying its decision is a result of resident wishes.

Communities oppose the line because of its proposed proximity to schools and neighborhoods.

The Federal Energy Regulation Commission must still review the proposed line and expects to have a decision by February of 2017.

The NEXUS pipeline, a joint effort between DTE Energy and Spectra Energy, is a plan that is being built to support the growing demand for clean-burning natural gas. It would deliver 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from eastern Ohio to southeastern Michigan.

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