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

With no public engagement process required for routing and building a pipeline, many residents feel left in the dark about how pipelines work, their potential risks and benefits and what rights landowners have.

Residents attend a community meeting in Wimberley last month to discuss a planned natural gas pipeline through Hays County.

Houston-based Kinder Morgan hosted an open house in Hays County 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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