Licking County, Ohio, has always maintained pipelines. However, the ethane volatility has created community concern as to both safety and property value diminution. The community’s concerns are rightfully founded. In all likelihood, the owners will go to the attorneys who can handle an eminent domain case out of the Columbus or Cincinnati area. A number of competent lawyers clearly understand the issues, so the people at least have some solace that they may be treated fairly although they must hire a lawyer.
A planned ethane pipeline has drawn the ire of eastern Licking County residents, but pipelines carry natural gas, oil and hazardous liquids underneath Licking County land every day without incident.
Hanover-area residents are concerned about safety, as well as property values and losing land by eminent domain for the 1,230-mile Appalachia-to-Texas Express Pipeline proposed by Enterprise Products Partners.