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Austin Sues to Stop $2 Billion Pipeline Construction (1)

Feb. 6, 2020, 5:16 PMUpdated: Feb. 6, 2020, 9:16 PM

Construction on a natural gas pipeline in Texas will illegally put endangered species at risk, the City of Austin says in a new lawsuit.

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC has yet to receive a permit under the Endangered Species Act for the $2 billion Permian Highway Pipeline, according to the complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

The 430-mile long pipeline would carry gas from West Texas to the Gulf Coast.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is improperly reviewing the project under the Small Handle Process,...

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