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FACT CHECK: No Adverse Effects from Pipelines on Property Values

CLAIM: The Wimberly Valley Watershed Association claimed that Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline would negatively impact property values in the region. “Property values will be severely diminished and the opportunities for growth and development in the region will be diminished,” the group said in a petition opposing the pipeline.

RATING: False

The claim is both unsubstantiated and refuted by numerous studies examining the relationship between pipelines and property values. 

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Questions regarding potential impacts to property values are often raised during the development of oil and natural gas pipeline projects. While these concerns are understandable, they are largely unsupported …

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FACT CHECK: No, Bayou Bridge Didn’t Violate Permit Conditions

CLAIM: A coalition of environmental groups, including the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper and Sierra Club, claimed in a federal lawsuit that the developer of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline has violated the terms of a federal permit issued for the project.

RATING: FALSE

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On Jan. 23, a coalition of environmental groups filed a petition asking a federal court to halt construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin. The coalition alleges that the project’s developer has continued to work on the 163-mile pipeline despite a federal permit provision barring construction activity during high-water conditions.

This claim is false given …

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