The Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association (TESPA), acting on behalf of Blanco County landowners whose water was impacted in a spill of drilling fluid, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Permian Highway Pipeline and Kinder Morgan. The case alleges violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, which protects “underground sources of drinking water” by prohibiting the injection of “contaminants” into underground drinking water.

“That is exactly what occurred on March 28, 2020, when Kinder Morgan’s PHP constructors made serious error as they attempted to drill under the Blanco River and pumped 36,000 gallons of ‘AMC Gel’ drilling fluid into the aquifer,” a press release from TESPA said.

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