Texas Landowners Fight Kinder Morgan's $2B Pipeline Proposal

Landowners in Texas Hill Country are scrambling to figure out how to reroute or stop a $2 billion natural gas pipeline proposed by Houston-based Kinder Morgan.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that the company is surveying the possible route from the Permian Basin oil and gas field in West Texas to a Houston suburb. Property owners in Hill Country and Hays County are looking into their rights and the company's ability to utilize eminent domain.

Kinder Morgan spokesman Allen Fore says the company will work with landowners to make route adjustments.

If the company receives all needed permits and approvals, it hopes to begin construction this fall.

The project will be reviewed by state and federal regulators, including the Texas Railroad Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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