The Trans-Pecos Pipeline (TPP) is a proposed 42 inch natural gas transmission line designed to send massive quantities of U.S. fracked gas to Mexico. The pipeline would cross through the heart of the Big Bend, running east of the Davis Mountains–skirting the town of Alpine–passing through the famed Marfa Lights and the Chinati Mountains near the historic town of Shafter before tunneling beneath the Rio Grande to pass into Mexico.
Although the United States is covered in a maze of oil and gas transmission pipelines, these huge pipelines still end in the Permian Basin, stopping well short of the Big Bend. If this pipeline is built, we fear it could open the door to additional industrial infrastructure and destroy the pristine nature of the region.
The Big Bend is the backyard of Texas – an unparalleled geological and ecological showcase famous for its brilliant night skies and its panoramic vistas. It is where Texans come to breathe clean air, enjoy majestic vistas, and escape from the urban landscape. It is where people come to enjoy the freedom of wild, open spaces and the splendor of the natural world.
But it is also uniquely sensitive to human disturbance, a fragile bioregion that can take generations to recover.
There are some places simply too special to sacrifice for “progress.” Please join our fight to protect the integrity of the Big Bend for future generations.
No Pipeline. Not here. Not in Our Big Bend!