Three Questions Answered About The Planned Natural Gas Pipeline In Central Texas

In Texas, companies building pipelines to transport energy can take private and for their projects via eminent domain, the same power that allows government entities to claim property needed for public projects.

By Mose BucheleFebruary 12, 2019 10:00 am, , ,

From KUT:

Kinder Morgan is hosting an open house in Hays County Tuesday evening about its Permian Highway Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline the company plans to run through Central Texas.

As often happens when a Texas pipeline is announced, many people in the project’s path were taken by surprise by the wide-sweeping powers the state grants pipeline companies. With no public engagement process required for routing and building a pipeline here, many residents feel left in the dark about how pipelines work, their potential risks and benefits, and what rights landowners have when it comes to dealing with the company.

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