By Ally Marotti
The Denver Post
Arapahoe County commissioners on Monday approved construction of a segment of a cross-country natural gas pipeline — with conditions — leaving only Adams County officials still opposed.
About 13 miles of the 435-mile Front Range Pipeline — stretching from Weld County to Skellytown, Texas — will pass through Arapahoe County.
Although the vote was unanimous, commissioners approved construction plans with 19 conditions, including hours of operation and maintenance agreements for impacted private roads, and with assurance that construction will only take place where homeowners have agreed.
“Approval was granted based on complying with these conditions, and that protects everybody,” said Councilwoman Nancy Sharpe. “It makes everything very clear for the county, from the company’s standpoint and the citizens.”
The Front Range Pipeline is designed to move natural gas liquids such as propane and butane. It will not carry liquefied natural gas.