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Rover Gas Pipeline Changes Course: Route no longer includes Flint River Watershed


ET Rover revises plan for large natural gas pipeline

Cutting counties in Flint River Watershed from route

Groundhog’s Day brought good news for our Flint River Watershed. Thank you and Congratulations to everyone who stood up against Rover and spoke up to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). VICTORY IS OURS! Rover reached a capacity arrangement with Vector, which will eliminate the need for Rover to build its pipeline through Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, Oakland St. Clair, and Macomb Counties. FERC’s guidelines encourage companies to evaluate alternative routes that maximize the use of existing utilities and utilize existing rights-of-way. Through this agreement, Rover will eliminate 110 miles of pipeline through Michigan, and will eliminate the Canadian portion entirely. Here are a few articles for you to read if you’d like to learn more about local reactions from around the watershed.

  1. ET Rover dumps plans for pipelineClarkston News.
  2. ET Rover calls off pipeline through Lapeer County, The County Press
  3. Rover pipeline plans abandoned, Tri City Times


Rebecca Fedewa, Executive Director of the Flint River Watershed Coalition, will delivered comment tonight at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Meeting tonight being held at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center in Flint Michigan.  Copies of Fedewa’s remarks are available at the following link:  2014.12.10.Fedewa FERC Comments




COMMENTFERC Accepting Public Comment

Make Your Voice Heard in Washington DC Today!

Give your Comments on Docket Number PF14-14 to FERC

FRWC Board Passes Resolution Opposing ET Rover Project Certification

Click here to read Resolution: 2014 October FRWC ET Rover Resolution


FERC Accepting Public Comment

Make Your Voice Heard in Washington DC Today!

Give your Comments on Docket Number PF14-14 to FERCCOMMENT

Is your community, your neighborhood, your home affected?

Check these detailed route project maps:

 Market Mainline I – Defiance, Henry, Fulton OH; and Lenawee, Washtenaw, Livingston MI
 Market Mainline II – Shiawassee, Genesee, Oakland, Lapeer, Macomb, St. Clair MI

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is accepting public comment on a natural gas pipeline project that is in the early planning phases. You can give your comments to FERC at the link below under Docket Number PF14-14.  ET Rover has proposed building this new pipeline from West Virginia, through Ohio and Michigan (going through Lenawee, Washtenaw, Livingston, Shiawassee, Genesee, Oakland, Lapeer, Macomb and St. Clair counties) before ending near Sarnia, Ontario. According to a spokesperson from ET Rover, “[the company] is in process of conducting routing evaluations, performing civil surveys and executing environmental studies along the proposed pathway of the pipeline.  As routing constraints are identified, the route is being continuously tweaked or adjusted to avoid the many constraints which ultimately could move the location of the pipeline in multiple directions. Until the route is finalized and approved by the FERC and other state and federal authorities, the route is subject to change. We will hold additional open houses in any new counties that are identified.”

Know Your Rights

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is charged by Congress with evaluating whether interstate natural gas pipeline projects proposed by private companies should be approved. The Federal government does not propose, construct, operate, or own such projects. The Commission’s determination whether to approve such a project may affect you if your land is where a natural gas pipeline, other facilities, or underground storage fields might be located.  FERC had created a booklet so you can learn how the Commission’s procedures work; What rights you have; How the location of a pipeline or other facilities is decided; and What safety and environmental issues might be involved.

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