OIL & GAS PIPELINE ROUTING REFORM
TREAD ADVOCATES FOR AN OIL & GAS PIPELINE ROUTING PROCESS
In Texas, oil and gas companies choose intrastate pipeline routes with no oversight from the public, elected officials or regulatory body. They are the only private entities that are granted the ability to use eminent domain to take private property without public input.
TREAD is advocating for an oil and gas pipeline routing process similar to the one used by the Public Utility Commission (PUC) for energy transmission lines. PUC’s process includes public environment and safety studies, a meaningful public input mechanism, and a third party to make final decisions. The PUC has successfully used this process for many years, to fairly and transparently decide routing for power lines.
TREAD understands the importance of the oil & gas industry in Texas and the urgency around getting product to the market. We need a process that balances the industry with private property rights, local economies, public safety and natural resources.
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