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Dakota Pipeline Standoff Echoes In Texas: Mexico Still Counting On U.S. Natural Gas

MARFA, Texas — Opponents of a pipeline under construction in West Texas are pleased by the national attention garnered by protest against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline in North Dakota. Construction there has been at least temporarily halted following months of … Continue reading

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In Victory For Protesters, Army Halts Construction On Dakota Pipeline

The Army Corps of Engineers says it’s denying a permit for building the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move comes after months of protests.

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For Landowners Hoping to Fight Eminent Domain, It’s an “Uphill Battle”

The company behind the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has started filing lawsuits to condemn land for the project in Brewster in Presidio Counties – evoking its power of “eminent domain.” If a pipeline is designated a “public utility” in Texas – which the … Continue reading

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Pipeline Company Files Land Condemnation Lawsuits

This post has been updated with information on additional lawsuits that were filed in Presidio County. The company behind the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has filed eminent domain lawsuits in 394th district court against landowners in Brewster County. A suit against Roy Thomas … Continue reading

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West Texas Rancher Says Pipeline Company Surveyors Trespassed

A West Texas rancher says land surveyors came onto his property without permission while planning a route for a natural gas pipeline. The pipeline company says it was an accident. Presidio County rancher James Spriggs of the Spriggs Ranch recently … 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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Pecos County Judge On Pipeline Plan

The planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline has been a big point of a discussion in Alpine, Marfa, Presidio and the surrounding areas in recent months. People opposed to Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s plan to build a 143-mile natural gas pipeline from the Permian … Continue reading

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