Some landowners in Southern Oregon say a proposed natural gas pipeline is frustrating them.
The 36-inch underground Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline would connect a gas hub in Klamath County and a terminal at Coos Bay.
Originally, it was designed as line for importing liquefied natural gas, but now it's aimed at exporting newly discovered domestic reserves.
The Roseburg News-Review reports that landowners worry about restrictions on land use — grazing and crops are permitted above the line but trees and structures aren't.
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.