Proposed legislation being carried by Granbury-based Republican Brian Birdwell would increase the risk of protesting in ways that, intentionally or otherwise, impede traffic outside so-called “critical infrastructure.”
The federal government’s pipeline safety watchdog, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, has a set of rules for a little more than 18,000 miles of gathering lines — generally high-pressure lines in populated areas. But another 439,000 miles of pipeline are classified as rural gathering lines and left unregulated. That’s enough to wrap around the Earth more than 17 times.
But That’s No Reason Not to Fight Oil & Gas Development on Both Sides of the Rio Grande. Trampling of landowner rights. Failure to consult native tribes. Soiling a cherished […]