• Rover Pipeline Facts is an informational website providing key facts about the proposed $4.2 billion Rover pipeline project that would deliver clean, affordable natural gas to critical markets spanning from Michigan to Pennsylvania.
  • Major pipeline infrastructure projects employ a highly skilled and trained labor force that ensures safe responsible construction and long-term integrity. Specialized trade unions such as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) or the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) have built tens of thousands of miles of safe, reliable pipeline infrastructure and receive industry specific training on a regular basis. (Source: International Union of Operating Engineers)
  • Underground natural gas pipelines are the safest, most efficient way of transporting our energy resources to critical markets across the region and the nation. (Source: Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and Manhattan Institute for Public Policy and Research)
  • In 2012, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum stating that, “we must make pipeline infrastructure a priority, ensuring the health, safety, and security of communities and the environment while supporting projects that can contribute to economic growth and a secure energy future.”
  • A key study commissioned by CEPI member the Ohio State Grange finds that new, safe pipeline infrastructure will benefit the Ohio and Michigan agricultural sector. The white paper, “Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure and Its Impact on Michigan and Ohio Agriculture,” addresses key agricultural direct needs for affordable natural gas, from fuel, grain drying, in addition to indirect uses in fertilizers and pesticides.  It also demonstrates that there is no safer method of transportation for natural gas.
  • A new study commissioned by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) concludes that the presence of pipelines does not affect the value of a property. The report, “Pipeline Impact to Property Value and Property Insurability” is the result of a year-long analysis conducted by Integra Realty Resources (IRR), a leading provider in real estate valuation. The study also found that the proximity of pipelines do not affect a property’s insurability, desirability, or a homeowner’s ability to obtain a mortgage.