Hill Country pipeline opponents are taking Kinder Morgan to court

  • April 20, 2019
  • News

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — For months, a handful of towns and counties in the Hill Country have passed formal opposition to the Permian Highway Pipeline — a pipeline set to carry natural gas from West Texas, through the Hill Country, to a hub near Katy.

On Tuesday, Hays County Commissioners and the Kyle City Council stepped up their efforts to combat the project, and unanimously opted to take Kinder Morgan and the Texas Railroad Commission to court over the project and the oversight — or lack thereof.

“The challenge is that while they are engaging the community, the process they are following has no oversight,” said Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell. “And the city actually has no ability to negotiate in good faith.”

Should the pipeline come to fruition, it will run within one mile of Kyle.

Read more from Gary Cooper with KXAN here.