Proposed pipeline has landowners frustrated



Southern Oregon landowners have expressed frustration with a natural gas pipeline proposed to run from Klamath County to Coos Bay.

Called the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, the 36-inch underground pipe was originally designed to import liquefied natural gas, but now it’s aimed at exporting newly-discovered domestic reserves.

Trees and structures are not allowed above the like like grazing and crops. Landowners tell the Roseburg News-Review they’re also worried about the potential for the use of eminent domain if they don’t agree to a price for using their land and about safety, despite assurances from the developers about precautions in construction and maintenance.