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A Year Later, the Trans-Pecos Pipeline Still Isn’t Reaching Mexico

The hotly-contested Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service in West Texas one year ago this month, amid protest from local opponents over private property disputes and environmental impacts. The aim of the Mexican-backed project was to export natural gas from the … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast Express Project Moves Forward

Houston-based Kinder Morgan says it’s nearly 500-mile pipeline project is moving forward. The announcement comes as the the company has secured enough transportation agreements for the project.

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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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Activists Look To Repeat Standing Rock Success In West Texas

Activists in west Texas are taking to heart the successes of the Standing Rock Sioux to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They’re hoping to repeat that for a pipeline project there.

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Judge Throws Out Landowner’s Lawsuit Against Pipeline Company

A federal judge has shot down a Presidio County landowner’s lawsuit against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. For more than a year now, some landowners and residents in the Big Bend region have been speaking out against Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s natural gas … Continue reading

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Feds Release Environmental Assessment of Pipeline Border Crossing

This story has been updated to include a comment from Energy Transfer, the pipeline company. Federal regulators have released an environmental assessment of the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline’s border crossing section, a 1,093-feet stretch of the 143-mile pipeline that would carry natural gas … 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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EPA to Require Toxic Release Reporting from Gas Plants

Originally published on October 28, 2015 Hundreds of gas plants across the country — and as many as 180 in Texas — soon will have to alert the federal government if they discharge, produce or handle certain toxic chemicals like … Continue reading

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Borderland Exodus: Towns On Path Of Proposed Mexican Pipelines Suffer Rash Of Violence

GUADALUPE, Chihuahua — People living in the Juárez Valley southeast of Ciudad Juárez  and El Paso, Texas allege that land speculators preparing for the start of oil and gas production have spurred a land grab that’s forced what some claim … Continue reading

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The proposed Trans Pecos Pipeline would run through a corridor that includes part of this ranch north of Alpine, Texas. (Lorne Matalon)

Key Player In City Of Presidio’s Economic Plans To Start Construction This Month

PRESIDIO, Texas — As we reported this summer, the proposed Trans-Pecos Pipeline is in the news again because of trespass allegations made by a landowner against surveyors working for the pipeline company — Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas. There is, however, at … Continue reading

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