DENVER (AP) — The federal government’s preliminary environmental assessment of a proposed pipeline for transporting natural gas liquids in the West is ready for review.

Enterprise Mid-America Pipeline has proposed building a 95-mile, 16-inch pipeline to boost its capacity for transporting natural gas liquids from Wyoming and Colorado to Hobbs, N.M. It would follow an existing pipeline corridor across parts of western Colorado and eastern Utah. The company is hoping to build the pipeline later this year.

The Bureau of Land Management has drafted a preliminary environmental assessment of the pipeline proposal that details potential impacts. It will use the document to help decide whether to authorize the pipeline, and if so, under what conditions.

The deadline for the public to comment on it is July 31.

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