Several communities, including tribal leaders and environmentalists, in Alpine, Texas are planning a peaceful protest on Friday against Energy Transfer’s Trans-Peco Pipeline.
Protestors believe the intrastate pipeline, which is designed to run 148 miles through Southwest Texas, is a disregard to surrounding communities, sacred land, and history. Some claim the pipeline, which is already under construction, has already been built through archaeological sites.
The protest is set to last most of the day Friday, starting in downtown Alpine and ending at the edge of a construction site for the pipeline.
The Trans-Peco Pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer, is designed to transport 1.4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from Fort Stockton, Texas and end near the U.S.-Mexico boarder in Presidio, Texas.
Construction of the pipeline began in May of this year and is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2017.