Green Party of Ohio calls for termination of Rover Pipeline project
CLEVELAND OH - The Green Party of Ohio has issued a call for the immediate termination of the Rover Pipeline project. This project is being constructed by a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, the same company that is involved in the infamous Dakota Access Pipeline that dominated news coverage over the past year.
The Rover Pipeline, which would cross several Ohio counties from the SE to NW parts of our state, has already received violation notices from the Ohio EPA regarding the leaking of drilling fluids into sensitive wetland areas in Richland and Stark counties.
The drilling fluid involved, composed mostly of bentonite clay, can smother aquatic life in areas where releases have occurred. The larger of the two spills covered an area approximately the size of 8 football fields. According to the company itself, the spills contained as much as 250,000 gallons of fluid.