September 26, 2017

CEPI Statement on Ohio EPA Criticism of Rover Pipeline

Last week, the Ohio EPA stepped up its criticism of the Rover Pipeline, first hosting a conference call to suggest further legal action against the company, then issuing a press release accusing the company of ‘blatant disregard for Ohio’s environmental laws’.

These actions came just days after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted the Rover Pipeline request to re-commence horizontal directional drilling (HDD) at nine locations along the pipeline’s path.

As the FERC’s order – and Rover’s actions – demonstrates, Rover will continue to work closely with federal and state regulators, including the Ohio EPA, to ensure construction is safe.

The following statement is attributable to John McClelland, spokesperson for The Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure (CEPI):

“It is vital that regulators and industry work together to ensure the same goal: that pipelines are built safely and responsibly, for the environment and for the communities through which they travel.

“Regulating through the media is disruptive to that cooperative effort and sends the wrong message to those investing – and more so those looking to invest – billions of dollars into Ohio’s economy.”