Medina County judge rules in favor of Nexus pipeline

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MEDINA, Ohio -- Medina County homeowners have lost their fight to keep surveyors from the Nexus pipeline off their properties.

Medina County Judge Christopher Collier has ruled Nexus has the right to enter the properties without permission for the purpose of conducting survey activities, including drillings, appraisals, environmental surveys and other examinations necessary for the pipeline project.

The judge also ruled such access by Nexus will not constitute trespassing.

To read the entire ruling, click here.

The Nexus Natural Gas Delivery Pipeline would stretch from Columbiana County through 11 other counties to deliver natural gas to destinations in Michigan and Ontario, Canada.

En route, it would affect about 3,479 tracts of land, including several properties in Medina County.

According to court documents, several Medina County property owners were "adamant that they do not want Nexus employees to conduct survey activities on their properties and ultimately do not wish to have a high-pressure natural gas line on their properties."

Attorneys for the Nexus project previously claimed that the company would be irreparably harmed if the project is not completed by November 2017.

Read more here. 

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