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CLAIM: The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe claims that the Dakota Access Pipeline threatens their drinking water supply. “The [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] is taking our clean water and sacred places by approving this river crossing…Protecting water and our sacred places has always been at the center of our cause,” said the tribe’s former chairman, David Archambault.
Pipelines, according to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration, are “one of the safest and least costly ways to transport energy products” and “safely deliver trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of billions of ton/miles …
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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.
The claim is both unsubstantiated and refuted by numerous studies examining the relationship between pipelines and property values.
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 …