Interactive map tracks local projects

The Sierra Club Ohio Chapter launched an online map Wednesday that tracks seven pipelines that have been proposed or are in various stages of construction in the Buckeye State.

The map includes pipelines that cross Stark County, such as NEXUS Gas Transmission, Utopia and Rover.

The map also marks daycare centers, schools, nursing homes, medical facilities, water intakes, Superfund sites and evacuation zones along each pipeline route.

Cheryl Johncox, an organizer with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign, said the map is designed for easy use by members of the general public, who might not know how to read topographical maps or have time to wade through thousands of documents filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission website.

The map was assembled with information from FracTracker, the Sierra Club, a private energy information company and publicly available sources, Johncox said.

The map can be found at