Canadian County Commissioners hesitant to approve transmission line


Canadian County Commissioners have raised yet another issue regarding oil and gas next to their Canadian County Children’s Justice Center.

A week after being sued by Chaparral Energy over a proposed drilling site next to the center, county commissioners told Terra Resources to find another route for a proposed transmission line.

Terra Resources of Oklahoma City had proposed the line to run in  front of the Justice Center, according to a report in the Yukon Review. The company made the proposal for Iron Horse Midstream, a company based in Mustang.

County commissioners reportedly expressed concerns that the addition of a pipeline could create future issues, preventing the construction in the area.  The commissioners pushed for an alternative route along a drainage canal on the west edge of the property.

“Our concern with this alignment is that we aren’t sure what’s going to go out there,” said Jack Stewart, District 3 Commissioner. ‘It’s something we can never build on top of. That’s the problem. Right now, we don’t have exact plans to do that, but there is a strong potential it may have.”

The proposed area is between the juvenile center and the Department of Human Services and Youth and Family Services.

Terra Resources had made two previous attempts to seek permission from the county commission. But a spokesman was asked to return with a different proposed route.