The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave final authorization Wednesday to begin construction of the 36 inch, 255-mile underground NEXUS gas pipeline through northern Ohio. Communities along the way have tried to stop or re-route the pipeline, as they are concerned that it poses a threat to the safety and well-being of the area's inhabitants. Lawsuits are still pending.
The city of Green has gone to the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge the pipeline. And thus far the city of Oberlin has not given NEXUS permission to build.
The Canadian Company Enbridge has made 239 changes to the proposed pipeline route for engineering at landowner request or to avoid sensitive areas.
Local opposition is still fighting back against the pipeline's impact on property rights and public health. A lawsuit filed against Nexus and FERC remains pending.