Hays County Commissioners Court unanimously votes to oppose Permian Highway Pipeline

Kinder Morgan is moving full-speed ahead with its plan to route a 430-mile, 42-inch natural gas pipeline through the center of Hays County—but local governments are making their opposition to the project known.

Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously at its Feb. 26 meeting to oppose the Permian Highway Pipeline “on behalf of the interests of the citizens of Hays County and in recognition of the potential harm the [Permian Highway Pipeline] poses to its natural and economic resources.”

The proposed pipeline is a $2 billion project that will run just north of Wimberley before passing between Kyle and San Marcos, according to a preliminary map provided by Kinder Morgan.

“I’m against the pipeline and definitely against the pipeline’s current route,” said Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra. “I’m concerned for the schools, homes, businesses and citizens that are impacted by the pipeline. I’m concerned for the environmentally sensitive areas throughout our county and the impact this pipeline will have.”

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