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Report: Pipeline's effects can be eased

Report: Pipeline's effects can be eased



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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Federal energy regulators say a proposed natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to the West Coast would have some adverse environmental impacts but most could be mitigated.

The assessment is in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's draft environmental impact statement on the $3 billion Ruby Pipeline.

The 42-inch-diameter line would carry up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas a day from Wyoming's Opal Hub to a connection in Malin, Ore. It would cut through Utah and Nevada.

The route, about 670 miles long, would traverse large areas that don't have roads, power lines or other pipelines.

Houston-based El Paso Corp. plans to have it in service by March 2011.

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Information from: Casper Star-Tribune - Casper

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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