Pipelines and Preservation

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled against the Narragansett Tribe, which was seeking an order to compel the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to amend its regulations. While the tribe waited for the agency’s actions on its motion to intervene in the permitting process for a gas pipeline, construction was completed, destroying more than 20 ceremonial stone features. 

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Texas Pipeline

Austin, Texas, Travis County et al. sued Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, et al. in federal court, claiming the planned 430-mile Permian Highway natural gas Pipeline through the Central Texas Hill Country will illegally cross sensitive environment and aquifer recharge zones and habitat for species protected by the Endangered Species Act.

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