The Trans-Pecos Pipeline

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Joel Nelson helps his wife Syliva over one of their fences while out feeding and counting cattle. Energy Transfer Partners are planning to cross the Nelson's 24,000 acre ranch with the pipeline, and threatening eminent domain to seize the Nelson's land by force. “For every $5.46 they’d own 1ft by 50ft of permanent easement. Which comes out to a little under $30,000 per mile. For ever,” says Joel. The offer is a long way below market value.

Joel Nelson helps his wife Syliva over one of their fences while out feeding and counting cattle. Energy Transfer Partners are planning to cross the Nelson's 24,000 acre ranch with the pipeline, and threatening eminent domain to seize the Nelson's land by force. “For every $5.46 they’d own 1ft by 50ft of permanent easement. Which comes out to a little under $30,000 per mile. For ever,” says Joel. The offer is a long way below market value.