Tag Archives: Big Bend Conservation Alliance

West Texas Activists Join Dakota Access Protesters for “Solidarity March” Against Pipelines

West Texas activists are continuing their face-off against Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Now, they’re joining a broader Native American-led movement protesting the same company. At least 100 people from the Big Bend region and … Continue reading

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Activists Fear Archeological Site Will Be Damaged by Pipeline

Opponents of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline say they’ve identified a historic archeological site located within the pipeline’s path that they fear could soon be damaged by construction. In an emailed press release, the Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) said a team of … Continue reading

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As Opposition Broadens Its Approach, Pipeline Shipments Arrive in Big Bend Region

For more than a year now, there’s been a lot of talk about the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in the Big Bend area. We’ve heard from those who are strongly opposed to it and from those who say it would be a good … Continue reading

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Protested Big Bend Pipeline Now Closer to Approval

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with a statement from an Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman. A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and disgruntled landowners has suffered a major setback in its battle to block a proposed pipeline that would carry natural … Continue reading

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Energy Transfer Responds To Public Comments On Pipeline Border Review

Energy Transfer, the company behind the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline, has filed a summary response to hundreds of public comments sent to federal regulators during an environmental review of the pipeline’s border crossing section. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is conducting … Continue reading

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Around The Bend Of The Rio Grande, A Proposed Pipeline Stirs Turmoil

This story originally appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered on August 6, 2015. You can find more of our local coverage of this story here. Oil and gas are part of the Texas DNA. But a proposal to build a … Continue reading

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Continuing Coverage: The Planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline

For more than a year now, we’ve been following developments related to the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The 143-mile, 42″ underground pipeline would carry natural gas from producers in the Permian Basin, through the Big Bend region, and eventually to power plants … Continue reading

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Regulators Extend Deadline for Public Comments on Pipeline Border Crossing Review

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has extended a deadline for public comments on an environmental review of part of the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The commission is studying the possible environmental impacts of the pipeline’s border crossing section – the part … Continue reading

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Environmental Assessment for Pipeline Border Crossing Gets Underway

Federal regulators are preparing an environmental review of part of the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline, the Permian Basin to Mexico natural gas project led by Dallas-based Energy Transfer. The study will be used in deciding whether the project receives a government … Continue reading

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Pipeline Company Wants Feds To Deny Opponents’ Request For More Oversight

Energy Transfer, the company behind the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline, has asked the federal government to deny requests from some Big Bend area opponents to have the project governed under stricter federal regulations. Opponents, led by the Big Bend Conservation Alliance … Continue reading

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