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Resources to Fight the Good Fight for Big Bend Love #NoPipeline


So, you’ve heard or want to know more about Trans-Pecos Pipeline?

The proposal that is plaguing Big Bend Country? I am no expert, but I have a few links and resources that I am rounding up here on this page. My old brain needs a little organizing.

So here’s the proposal image featured in one of the earliest blogs on the project by our local NPR station, Marfa Public Radio, 93.5 FM.

Trans-Pecos Pipeline fr. Marfa Public Radio blog

Map of Trans-Pecos Pipeline proposal, Click on image for Source article: Marfa Public Radio Blog

The common question I encounter is “Does it run through the State and/or National Park?” Well, here’s a close up image from Wiki-Travel that I added the dotted line that represents the pipeline proposal in reference to the parks in question.

Pipeline in Big Bend Country per WikiTravel

Trans-Pecos Pipeline Proposal on Big Bend Country map Source: WikiTravel.org

The answer is: No, it does not run through either parks. It runs through private lands, but Not In Our Big Bend states that the pipeline is planned to be a mere 10 miles from the Big Bend Ranch State Park. Their website is a great resource that outlines details and lists concerns. They also provide a blog with great points to ponder. Below is one of the variations to their cover page for their website. It is a great depiction of the wild beauty that is Big Bend Country.

NotInOurBigBend.com cover photo

Click on image to visit “Facts About Trans-Pecos Pipeline”

I mentioned Marfa Public Radio as the source for the initial map image. They had some great blog posts in the last few months and the titles are rather telling. I am listing them chronologically and with their links, because on their site when you search for “Trans-Pecos Pipeline” the listings are jumbled up and are on multiple pages with images. I just thought, especially for my worn eyes, this would be more helpful to reference:

March 13, 2015 >> Pipeline Company Landmen Approaching West Texas Landowners
April 08, 2015 >> Public Meetings on Trans Pecos Pipeline Scheduled as New West Texas to Mexico Pipeline is Announced
April 09, 2015 >> Opposition to Trans Pecos Pipeline Gets Underway in the Big Bend
April 22, 2015 >> Brewster County Judge on Trans Pecos Pipeline: “I Do Think It’s a Done Deal”
April 22, 2015 >> Reaction From Energy Transfer Meetings on Trans Pecos Pipeline
May 02, 2015 >> Cano Backtracks on “Done Deal” Comment, Pipeline Opposition Begins Fundraising
May 05, 2015 >> Alpine City Council to Hear Citizen Comments on Trans Pecos Pipeline
May 08, 2015 >> The Uphill Battle for Eminent Domain Opponents in Texas
May 13, 2015 >> Presidio County Commissioners Receive Update on Trans-Pecos Pipeline
May 14, 2015 >> Work at Alpine Staging Ground for Trans-Pecos Pipeline Can Continue Amid TCEQ Investigation
May 14, 2015 >> Board Member of Brewster County Groundwater District Arrested on Trespassing Charge
May 19, 2015 >> Pipeline Shipments Could Head South On Old West Texas Railroad
May 29, 2015 >> Congressman Will Hurd Listens To Trans Pecos Pipeline Opponents
June 02, 2015 >> Alpine City Council Will Consider Resolution to Oppose Pipeline
June 03, 2015 >> Alpine Resolution Opposing The Trans-Pecos Pipeline Dies Before A Vote
June 12, 2015 >> Alpine Mayor on Trans-Pecos Pipeline: “I Feel Uncomfortable”
June 13, 2015 >> Pumpco Denied Water Permit for Pipeline Staging Site
June 16, 2015 >> Alpine City Council to Continue Pipeline Discussions
June 17, 2015 >> Addressing Concerns from Big Bend Residents, Alpine Council Passes Pipeline Measures
July 03, 2015 >> Big Bend Counties Want More Federal Oversight on Trans-Pecos Pipeline
July 08, 2015 >> Energy Transfer Hosting Pipeline Meetings in Presidio, Alpine
July 10, 2015 >> Energy Transfer Tries to Ease Concerns as Pipeline Plan Moves Forward
July 21, 2015 >> Pipeline Company Wants Feds to Deny Opponents’ Request for More Oversight
July 21, 2015 >> Pecos County Judge on Pipeline Plan
July 28, 2015 >> Environmental Assessment for Pipeline Border Crossing Gets Underway
August 06, 2015 >> Continuing Coverage: The Planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline
August 06, 2015 >> Regulators Extend Deadline for Public Comments on Pipeline Border Crossing Review
August 07, 2015 >> Around the Bend of the Rio Grande, A Proposed Pipeline Stirs Turmoil
August 12, 2015 >> Marfa School Superintendent, Tax Experts, Discuss How Trans-Pecos Pipeline Would Be Valued

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Alpine Avalanche is another source for news articles as well as commentaries from the community of Alpine and surrounding areas. Alpine is the most populous city that the Trans-Pecos Pipeline proposes to run along the north side of. The image below will lead you to the listing results for the “Trans-Pecos Pipeline.”

Alpine Avalanche website

Click image to visit Alpine Avalanche and see listing for “Trans-Pecos Pipeline.”

I will continue to revisit and update this resource in the future.
If you have a resource that you could share with me, I would most appreciate the insight.
Thanks for visiting and I hope it helps brings light to this issue for you.

 
 

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