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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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Big Bend Counties Want More Federal Oversight on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

Elected officials in the Big Bend region are getting increasingly involved with a planned pipeline that would bring natural gas from producers in the Permian Basin to Mexican power plants. Dallas-based Energy Transfer is building the 143-mile, 42″ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Local … 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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Alpine City Council To Continue Pipeline Discussions

The Alpine City Council will continue discussion on the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline at Tuesday’s council meeting. On the agenda: a proposal to allow Mayor Avinash Rangra to ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to deny a presidential permit for the … 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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The Uphill Battle for Eminent Domain Opponents in Texas

Opponents of the planned Trans Pecos Pipeline have started raising money and consulting with legal experts for a possible battle over private property rights. While Energy Transfer, the company building the pipeline, says using eminent domain to condemn land for … Continue reading

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Alpine Resident Luc Novovitch appointed to fill Brewster County Commissioners Seat

Alpine resident and former Reuters photojournalist Luc Novovitch has been appointed to the vacant Brewster County Commissioners Pct. 1 seat by County Judge Eleazar Cano. The appointment comes after the recent resignation of George Johnson, who was tapped to fill the open seat, … Continue reading

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Terlingua Murder Trial Begins This Month

The trial over the alleged murder of Terlingua bar owner Glenn Felts by Tony Flint begins later this month in Sierra Blanca, after having been moved from Brewster County at the request of Flint’s Odessa-based attorney Justin Low. The trial … Continue reading

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Opposition to Trans-Pecos Pipeline Gets Underway in the Big Bend

The demand for natural gas in Mexico is growing, and companies in Texas are looking to cash in. Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s one of them. It’s looking to build two pipelines in West Texas that would carry natural gas from the … Continue reading

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