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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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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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