October 14, 2016

Letter to the Editor Corrects the Record on the Rover Pipeline

The Adrian Daily Telegram recently published a letter to the editor from Charles Hayes of Holland. In his letter, Mr. Hayes refutes claims against the Rover Pipeline that appeared in an earlier LTE, underscoring the project’s safety and partnership with Michigan Land Improvement Contractors Association

More importantly, Shambarger overlooks some of the key safety features of the Rover Pipeline. The project will incorporate the latest and most advanced technologies in its construction and operation, including inspections, pressure and temperature sensors, hydrotesting and emergency remote shutdown systems. All of these measures are enacted to meet or exceed state and federal safety standards.

Furthermore, Rover officials have undertaken an immense amount of planning prior to construction. This includes detailed site mapping and extensive surveys of properties in order to ensure that current pipelines, electric lines and drainage tiles are not affected by installation of the Rover Pipeline. In fact, Rover has partnered with Shambarger’s own organization, the Michigan Land Improvement Contractors Association, to assess local properties in Michigan and develop sufficient land restoration plans for each property through which the project will pass.

As Mr. Hayes concludes, “Ultimately, the project will provide access to affordable, clean-burning natural gas for homes and businesses throughout the region safely. For this reason, readers should focus on the facts of the project.” CEPI is always excited to see community members voice their support for the Rover Pipeline – and particularly when it comes to substantiating the facts behind this critical energy infrastructure project.  We encourage readers to visit Rover Pipeline Facts to read more about the many safety features of the pipeline as well as the many positive impacts that Rover will create for the region.