A tip led KXAN to a storage yard holding hundreds of pipeline segments in Blanco. The segments will become the Permian Highway Pipeline. The group fighting the pipeline is concerned the anti-corrosion coating on the pipes has been outside, uncovered for far too long. Our investigation found there are no regulations to determine how long is too long before UV radiation begins to degrade the pipe coating.
Watch the Complete Investigation Below
KXAN investigates pipeline segments exposed for more than a year.
KXAN investigates a state agency’s efforts to gauge pipes’ safety.
KXAN investigates the use of area police to patrol the pipeline.
Pipeline News Updates:
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- •Kinder Morgan gets pipeline permits
- •Kyle joins fight against pipeline
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- •Suit: Pipeline harms endangered species
- •Conservation district joins pipeline suit
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- •Unlikely alliance fighting pipeline
- •Cities plan to sue feds over pipeline
- •Kyle council approves pipeline settlement
- •Kyle discusses Kinder Morgan settlement
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- •Kinder Morgan to pay Blanco landowners
- •Builder fires back on safety ordinance
- •Hays Co. files second lawsuit over pipeline
- •Judge dismisses Hill Country pipeline suit
- •Pipeline opponents call for more oversight
- •Pipeline courtroom arguments begin
- •Pipeline suit claims eminent domain issue
- •Environment concerns surround pipeline
- •Hill Country pipeline raises concerns
- •Pipeline town hall stirs emotion
- •Pipeline opponents sue Kinder Morgan
- •Landowners fight $2B pipeline project
- •Pipeline blamed for runoff erosion
- •Complaints filed over pipeline runoff