( Columbus, Ohio ) - After years of back-and-forth proposals, objections, and appeals, Duke Energy has now received permission from the State of Ohio to build a natural gas pipeline through Hamilton County.
The Ohio Power Siting Board on Thursday approved a route for the roughly 14-mile pipeline. The proposed western--or alternate--route gets the green light. That'll have the proposed 20-inch gas line run through Sharonville, Sycamore Twp, Blue Ash, Evendale, Reading, Amberley Village, and Golf Manor.
The image below shows both Duke Energy's "preferred route" (orange) and the agreed-up "alternate route" (green)
A statement from Amy Spiller, the President of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky says "we look forward to working closely with the communities and neighbors along the pipeline route throughout the construction process to keep them informed while advancing public safety."
People who live in communities where the pipeline is planned have been fighting the project for years, and they could still file appeals.