The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio dismissed a lawsuit filed by more than 60 landowners that were trying to stop the Nexus Gas Transmission pipeline project from advancing. A judge found that the court has no jurisdiction to consider the lawsuit. The landowners filed the complaint in May, challenging theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission’sfinal environmental impact statement for the project. The Commission has since issued the certificate authorizing the pipeline. While the dismissal was a victory for Nexus’ backers, other legal challenges remain. The 257-mile, 1.5 Bcf/d project would deliver Appalachian shale gas to markets in the Midwest and Canada. The project, a joint venture of Enbridge Inc. and DTE Energy Co., is under construction and scheduled to enter service in 3Q2018.
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