Permian Highway Pipeline
Time to Appeal to Corp of Engineers
The plan to rip an environmentally threatening scar across the Hill Country continues. The Kinder Morgan "Permian Highway Pipeline" (PHP) will slash right through the Wimberley Valley near Wimberley and Woodcreek.
CARD is asking you to do something about it.
The pipeline profits will all go elsewhere, but the threat is to our land and our community so we are not going to stop saying "No!" There have already been countless hours of diligent work from many individuals, organizations, local government councils and elected officials working to stop this danger.
In the next few weeks significant additional roadblocks to the PHP will be announced, but it's still going to be an uphill fight.
Your voice may be just one, but if it is one of many, it's powerful. "The more people who comment on this the better chance we have to stop it," says David Baker of Wimberley Valley Watershed Association.
Currently the pipeline is in a review process by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Fort Worth) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department (Austin). CARD encourages you to print and sign the attached letter, then fax or mail it to the Army Corps of Engineers, to express your concerns about the pipeline. To send it to the Fish and Wildlife Service, edit the address in the document and email to the contact as indicated (or mail to the street address). Or send your own comments. The addresses are below.
You can find many concerns about the Permian Highway Pipeline on the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) website or the Hill Country Alliance site. The Austin Chronicle recently published a very worrisome City of Austin Memorandum on the PHP from the City's Environmental Officer, Christopher Herrington.
You can also sign the WVWA petition against the pipeline.
For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
Mr. Stephen Brooks
Chief of Regulatory Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
819 Taylor Street
Fort Worth, TX. 76102
Fax: (817) 886-6428
For the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
Mr. Adam Zerrenner
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
10711 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78758
- CARD Steering Committee
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