City Council opposes pipeline; calls for review of potential impact to aquifers

Joining several other Central Texas communities, the Austin City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution opposing a natural gas pipeline that energy company Kinder Morgan is routing through the Hill Country.

The 430-mile pipeline is proposed to travel from West Texas to the Gulf Coast, crossing over the Trinity and Edwards aquifers, cutting through natural habitat areas, as well as privately owned Hill Country properties.

Working with members of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and the TREAD Coalition (Texas Real Estate Advocacy and Defense), Council Member Leslie Pool sponsored the resolution, with Council Members Alison Alter, Natasha Harper-Madison, Ann Kitchen, and Sabino “Pio” Renteria as co-sponsors.

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