Environmental concerns likely to alter planned Ohio pipeline

The drilling boom that has created hundreds of natural-gas wells in Pennsylvania and West Virginia could shoot new pipelines across Ohio. Full Story
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bill

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 14, 2011
Ohio EPA is one of the reasons Ohio has a terrible economy. If you own a piece of land and
then build a pond...and that pond happens to attract wildlife and then you try to sell that land.....
guess what? The EPA can tell you that you cannot sell that piece with the wetland on it because it is protected land. Yes, you can sell the rest of it but NOT the part that has the
"WETLAND" on it.

EPA, Department of Interior (FEDS) cost Ohioans Billions every year. They are idiots who know only one thing....it might damage the frogs. Folks we need to get a grip on EPA .

This Shale area could be an absolute GOD SEND for Ohio. There is more Natural Gas in that area than all of Saudi Arabia and China combined. And they're going to ruin it for us again.
fiery buddha

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 14, 2011
Kasich will send one of his flying monkeys to nulify anything environmentalist will try to accomplish. And let's not even discuss the fracking drill technique - since obviously the Dispatch didn't find it important enough to elaborate on.

Oligarchy anyone? Fascism? Dominionism?
fiery buddha

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 14, 2011
bill wrote:
EPA, Department of Interior (FEDS) cost Ohioans Billions every year. They are idiots who know only one thing....it might damage the frogs. Folks we need to get a grip on EPA .
This Shale area could be an absolute GOD SEND for Ohio. There is more Natural Gas in that area than all of Saudi Arabia and China combined. And they're going to ruin it for us again.
Shall we discuss the many, many concerns about this relatively new and under-tested drilling technique? Shall we discuss communities near where this occurs being able to set their water on fire? Shall we discuss the fossil fuel released from this does not even begin to pay for the damages to the drinking water of MILLIONS of Americans who probably will NOT profit from this boon?

You're the idiot for being short-sighted, lazy and greedy. We need real, long-term change and planning that considers ALL sides of the situation as well as future projections, not just immediate economic gains w/no vision. That's what's SO wrong w/our country today.
Guy Average

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 Mar 14, 2011
Environmentalist interests on The Left have put the stranglehold on oil production in the USA, and will attempt to do so with any project like this as well. They are operating according to the Dogma and with much fervor.
David Scott

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 14, 2011
Kim Wissman, director of the Ohio Power Siting Board, said it requires companies to safeguard the environment. The board, which includes officials of the Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, has sole authority to approve the pipeline plan and route.

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The concern here is that an industry perspective may dominate the regulatory oversight process. The same sort of industry perspective that falsely assured officials and the public that Deepwater Horizon couldn't have a blowout and that modern nuclear power plants could withstand natural disasters. The cold fact is that Ted Strickland's EPA was already a pretty business-friendly place. Governor Kasich refused to recognize that fact.

The people of Ohio have a right to demand that state officials conduct thorough reviews using sources independent of the regulated industries. It's hard to have faith that will happen when the governor suggests that EPA's job is to rubber-stamp permits. I will give him and his appointees the benefit of the doubt, but we expect officials to protect Ohio's rivers.
Algore

Perrysburg, OH

#7 Mar 14, 2011
Home come the EPA and other environmental activists (yes, many of us believe that the EPA is environmental activists) don't have to prove what are endangered species? Sheep.
Nanny State Losers

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 14, 2011
Kinder Morgan is probably the best pipeline company in the country. If they cannot successfully navigate the Environazi's and their irrational decision making, than we are in worse shape than I thought.

Worshipping Mother Earth is back after a few thousand years.
Ohio Patriot

Dublin, OH

#9 Mar 14, 2011
After Kasich's frequent attacks on environmental regulation, how can any serious Ohioian feel that the review of this project will be done correctly to protect the environment???
Jim

Delaware, OH

#10 Mar 14, 2011
Sorry environmental wackos, but I really do not care about your blue Karner butterfly. We need access to energy, and yes it should be done in such a way that is mindful of protecting the environment, but come on. We are at the top of the food chain. It makes no sense to hold up a project like this because some bugs and weeds might be endangered. Kasich will rightfully reign in the wackos in the name of what's right for Ohio.
Wachu talkin bout Willis

Hilliard, OH

#11 Mar 14, 2011
fiery buddha wrote:
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Shall we discuss the many, many concerns about this relatively new and under-tested drilling technique? Shall we discuss communities near where this occurs being able to set their water on fire? Shall we discuss the fossil fuel released from this does not even begin to pay for the damages to the drinking water of MILLIONS of Americans who probably will NOT profit from this boon?
You're the idiot for being short-sighted, lazy and greedy. We need real, long-term change and planning that considers ALL sides of the situation as well as future projections, not just immediate economic gains w/no vision. That's what's SO wrong w/our country today.
Move! California and New York would love to have another whack job like yourself.
JSC

Reynoldsburg, OH

#12 Mar 14, 2011
Private sector jobs and domestic energy! Yes! Drill baby drill! Thank you, Gov. Kasich!
hamburg

Prescott, AZ

#13 Mar 14, 2011
Well lookie here....the environmental nuts are at it again!! Ohio is out of work and these idiots will prevent over 2000 people from working legit jobs (not welfare jobs). But some bug or leaf will survive!!! How bout we set up a "human protection agency"????
Dingbat

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 14, 2011
We don't need these pipelines, especially if they come within miles of where I live. Moreover, we don't need any more nuclear power plants--look at the horror in Japan. And we need to get rid of coal fired power plants as they cause global warming which caused the earthquake in Japan and the earthquake caused the tsunami which caused the loss of thousands of lives and trillions of yen. The solution is for everyone to have a windmill on top of their house and solar panels on top of their cars. Also, conserve........walk to your job so long as it isn't more than 10 miles from where you live. If it is, then move closer. And most importantly, elect Democrats who will protect the environment and watch after your needs.
Goldengirl in GV

West Chester, OH

#15 Mar 14, 2011
Screw the EPA - build the pipelines but with regard to safety of people and the environment.
Bovie

Columbus, OH

#16 Mar 14, 2011
David Scott said: "The people of Ohio have a right to demand that state officials conduct thorough reviews using sources independent of the regulated industries. It's hard to have faith that will happen when the governor suggests that EPA's job is to rubber-stamp permits." Hey David, can you tell me where Kasich "suggests" the EPA's job is to rubber stamp permits? Or is that your Democrat/kill jobs in Ohio perspective only?
Alda

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 14, 2011
Dingbat wrote:
We don't need these pipelines, especially if they come within miles of where I live. Moreover, we don't need any more nuclear power plants--look at the horror in Japan. And we need to get rid of coal fired power plants as they cause global warming which caused the earthquake in Japan and the earthquake caused the tsunami which caused the loss of thousands of lives and trillions of yen. The solution is for everyone to have a windmill on top of their house and solar panels on top of their cars. Also, conserve........walk to your job so long as it isn't more than 10 miles from where you live. If it is, then move closer. And most importantly, elect Democrats who will protect the environment and watch after your needs.
No Dingbat, I think the better solution is to put windmills in the U.S. Senate chamber and let all that hot air power them. Should provide adequate power for most of the east coast.
Destroy it All

Columbus, OH

#18 Mar 14, 2011
Of course Kasich will approve this pipeline. Destroy our parks. Destroy our rivers and streams. Destroy our wildlife. Destroy our trees. The Republican mantra. All for the mighty dollar. Disgusting!
Jeremy C

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 14, 2011
The people who are dumb enough not to realize that there is a balance in nature are the people that I want to see have there water contaminated.
Adam ski

Powell, OH

#20 Mar 14, 2011
Dingbat wrote:
We don't need these pipelines, especially if they come within miles of where I live. Moreover, we don't need any more nuclear power plants--look at the horror in Japan. And we need to get rid of coal fired power plants as they cause global warming which caused the earthquake in Japan and the earthquake caused the tsunami which caused the loss of thousands of lives and trillions of yen. The solution is for everyone to have a windmill on top of their house and solar panels on top of their cars. Also, conserve........walk to your job so long as it isn't more than 10 miles from where you live. If it is, then move closer. And most importantly, elect Democrats who will protect the environment and watch after your needs.
Obviously, you are being sarcastic.

DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!!
Reader

Columbus, OH

#21 Mar 14, 2011
Nanny State Losers wrote:
Worshipping Mother Earth is back after a few thousand years.
And this is a bad idea because ...?

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