Protesters Meeting To Oppose Rover Natural Gas Pipeline

Jul 7, 2017

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A Rover Pipeline protest will take place tonight.  Opponents of the planned location of the natural gas pipeline that would be built near a children’s camp are crying foul on how the plan fell into place and are demanding changes. 


A "Halt Rover Rally" is planned for Friday evening at the YMCA Camp Birkett in Pinckney from 6 to 8 PM.  The camp is 400 feet from the planned centerline of the Rover natural gas pipeline which has prompted protests and concern from area residents.

Protesters believe the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was tricked into approving the location of the pipeline, which they believe will travel too close to the camp for children, and the gas will be odorless, which allows for no early warning should there be a leak. 

Tonight's rally is intended to send a message to stop the Rover pipeline construction immediately.  Protesters are also concerned about the environmental impacts and possible threats the pipeline would have to Ann Arbor's drinking water.

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