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Rockies Pipeline Project on Fast Track through Monroe
Saturday, January 05, 2008 2:34:46 PM - Monroe Ohio


Photo: Lloyd Harrison and Richard Meder REX Project East Right-of-way Superintendent and Agent

by John Beagle

Representatives from the REX project were on hand this week at Sara Janes restaurant in Monroe, Ohio. Approximately 30 people including 2 Monroe councilmembers were on hand for questions and answers.

Rockies Express Pipeline has applied for a spot on the Bern's Nursery Property by I75 and will be on the January Planning Commission agenda. The Planning Commission will be powerless to stop it's development other than to make sure it falls within construction guidelines.

Site Review for Pumping Station in Monroe

The Rockies Pipeline Project facilities would be located in Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Including Monroe, Ohio.

Numerous agencies invloved include: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Illinois Department of Agriculture 

    The Rockies Pipeline Project according to a report prepared by the FERC ".. would have limited adverse environmental impacts and would be an environmentally acceptable action."

As currently proposed, the Rockies Express (REX) East Project would consist of the construction and operation of approximately 639.1 miles of natural gas pipeline and a total of 225,716 horsepower (hp) of new compression.

The REX East Project would be part of the Rockies Express Pipeline System--a 1,679-mile natural gas pipeline system that would extend from Colorado to Ohio. The Project pipeline would deliver up to 1.8 billion cubic feet per day of gas to other interstate natural gas pipelines. The Project would provide access to an additional 16 inter-and intra-state natural gas pipelines at 20 interconnect points.

REX Envirnmental Impact Statement

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