More than 77 percent of respondents support the development of the Rover natural gas pipeline in Michigan according to new online poll released by the Livingston Daily Press & Argus. As of this morning, more than 4,350 votes had been cast in support of the project. The survey follows a community meeting on the project held by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Chelsea, MI. The meeting—part of series being held across the region to solicit public feedback about the project—attracted a diverse group of supporters, including representatives from the Michigan Laborers’ District Council and John Dulmes, executive director of the Michigan Chemistry Council.
“We need jobs in our region and we need a reliable supply of domestically produced energy,” said Mike Hayter, a spokesperson for the Michigan Laborers’ District Council. “This project will satisfy both those needs and do so with minimal impact to the communities along the pipeline route. I urge you to approve this important project for the good of the people of Michigan and for our economy.”
The $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline will transport domestically produced natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations to critical markets across Ohio and Michigan where it will provide a source of long-term affordable energy. Communities across the region will benefit from the creation of thousands of new jobs and the injection of millions of dollars into local economies.