Several days ago, Elizabeth “Liz” Sibley and her husband Hiram – Brewster County residents of some 40 years – received a large envelope in the mail. Inside was a copy of The State of Texas Landowner’s Bill of Rights and a typewritten letter.
“Dear Hiram and Elizabeth,” the letter, addressed by Legacy Field Services, stated. “Trans Pecos Pipeline LLC is developing a natural gas liquids pipeline project in Brewster County, Texas that may cross property in which you have an interest. At this stage of development, Comanche Trail Pipeline LLC is only requesting your permission to conduct surveys on your property to evaluate a potential route.”
The letter did not state which of the six properties that the Sibleys own they wanted to survey.
“They said they want to do a…