WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) - Residents in Wood County came together Tuesday at the Swanton Nararene Church, hoping to bring change to the proposed Nexus pipeline.
The goal of the meeting was to get residents on the same page about efforts to re-route the pipeline to a less populated area, away from schools, parks, and homes.
Martha Mora, owner of Johnston Fruit Farms, says the proposed pipeline would run through her orchard…a business that's been around more than 80 years.
“The more I've learned about the pipeline the more disappointed and set against it I am… It's so un-thoughtful the way they draw this route through heavily populated areas within just feet of people's homes, through the oak openings region, and through my orchard,” said Mora. “The planting of peach trees or blueberry bushes isn't permitted anywhere near... So that pretty much stops what we do.”
Residents still have many questions, such as, what would happen to their property values and how safe it would be.
The 250 mile proposed pipeline would export natural gas through Ohio and Michigan and end in Ontario, Canada.
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