Officially known as the “NEXUS Gas Transmission Project (Docket No. CP16-22-000) and Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease Project (Docket No. CP16-23-000)” to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a 255-mile, 36-inch natural gas pipeline through central and northern Ohio, parts of Michigan and Ontario, Canada, has been met with resistance and protests by a handful of landowners.
The PIPES Act of 2016 was signed into law on June 22, 2016. The purposes of the act are to protect the U.S. infrastructure of pipelines and to enhance public safety. PIPES requires certification, data management, testing and mapping of all types of the more than 2.6 million miles of buried energy pipelines across the country.