Michigan Public Radio, always on top of truly important local issues, has covered much of the various gas line proposals between Nexus, Rover, and Spectra. The article, taken off of one of the radio piece, discusses the problems with FERC in its “rubber stamp” approach, but does not deal with the issue of whether pipelines are really a necessary part of our national mineral rights policy. This issue is a close issue, and not subject to simple up or down responses. This blog only confirms that a simple response to the situation, if there is one, does not necessarily exist. FERC should be looking at all the alternatives, and then make reasoned decisions based upon what it learns.
Paul Gierosky isn’t what you might expect in an anti-pipeline activist. He’s a businessman. He and his wife Elizabeth have been renovating their dream home in fast-growing Medina County, in northeast Ohio, for the past two years. Sitting among the trees, it’s got the feel of an upscale cabin, with wood-beamed ceilings and large windows.
“And we wanted to be able to see the land, because it’s so beautiful. So really from every room you can see outside and see the property,” says Elizabeth Gierosky.