A federal court has denied one Far West Texas rancher’s request for an injunction against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.
U.S. District Judge Robert Junell on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction that would have blocked the Trans-Pecos Pipeline (TPP) from taking possession of part of John Boerschig’s Presidio County ranch. Boerschig has filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.
Boerschig, who owns the South Shurley Ranch, said the denial is based on a technicality and that he is prepared to fight the decision.
“We are appealing to the fifth circuit court of appeals in New Orleans today,” Boerschig said. “If they lose there, that whole pipe is coming out of the ground. It’ll be [TPP’s] undoing.”