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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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Energy Transfer Tries to Ease Concerns as Pipeline Plan Moves Forward

Dallas-based Energy Transfer is moving along with its plan to build a 143-mile natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to Mexico, despite growing opposition to the plan in the Big Bend area. There have even been calls from West … Continue reading

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Energy Transfer Hosting Pipeline Meetings in Presidio, Alpine

After being criticized by some elected officials in West Texas for not being transparent enough about its plan to build a natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to Mexico, Dallas-based Energy Transfer is in the midst of new public … Continue reading

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Addressing Concerns from Big Bend Residents, Alpine Council Passes Pipeline Measures

The Alpine City Council passed two measures related to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline on Tuesday: one a strongly-worded move against the pipeline, the other a more reserved effort to have the pipeline built under stricter safety standards than what’s currently required. … Continue reading

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Pumpco Denied Water Permit for Pipeline Staging Site

On Tuesday, the Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District denied a water well permit application filed by Pumpco, Inc. – the contractor preparing to build the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The company’s been clearing a site in Alpine that will be used to stage … Continue reading

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Alpine Mayor on Trans-Pecos Pipeline: “I Feel Uncomfortable”

Earlier this week, in an interview with Marfa Public Radio, Alpine Mayor Avinash Rangra laid out his views on the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The 143-mile pipeline would carry natural gas from producers in the Permian Basin, through the Big Bend region, … Continue reading

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Alpine Resolution Opposing The Trans-Pecos Pipeline Dies Before A Vote

A proposed Alpine City Council resolution opposing a planned 143-mile natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to Mexico died before getting to a vote at a Tuesday meeting. The resolution would’ve been mostly a symbolic gesture, as it didn’t … Continue reading

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Alpine City Council Will Consider Resolution to Oppose Pipeline

Update Tuesday, June 2, 9 p.m. The proposed Alpine City Council resolution to oppose the Trans-Pecos Pipeline failed before getting to a vote Tuesday evening. Ward 4 Council Member Julian Gonzales motioned for a vote on the resolution, but no … Continue reading

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Work at Alpine Staging Ground for Trans-Pecos Pipeline Can Continue Amid TCEQ Investigation

This post has been updated to reflect new developments. Update Friday, May 16 Work at the Alpine staging site for the Trans-Pecos Pipeline can continue amid an ongoing Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) investigation into complaints that the site … Continue reading

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Presidio County Commissioners Receive Update on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

An overflow crowd packed Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners meeting in Marfa to hear from Energy Transfer, the company that wants to build the Trans-Pecos Pipeline through Pecos, Brewster and Presidio counties from the Permian Basin. Rick Smith, Energy Transfer’s V.P. … Continue reading

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