Utah Ranchers Oppose Ruby Pipeline

Logan, UT – A proposed natural-gas pipeline that would cut through northern Utah between Wyoming and Oregon is drawing opposition.

Some people in Utah want the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to persuade backers of the Ruby Pipeline to consider another route for the project.

Houston-based El Paso Corporation and partners want to build the Ruby Pipeline from Opal in southwest Wyoming to Malin, Oregon, near California's northern border. It's designed to move 1.2 billion cubic feet of gas a day with the capability of expanding to 2 billion cubic feet.

Utah ranchers fear the pipeline could damage and devalue their land, and they won't get enough compensation for it.