Civil Trial To Settle Pipeline Dispute

Eastman Chemical has gone to civil trial, wanting four wheelers to steer clear of their pipelines. Rabbit Creek ATV-RV park near Kilgore is a popular "four wheeler" playground. Trouble is, Eastman pipelines carry dangerous chemicals like propane, propylene and butane across the southeast corner of the park. In a civil trial that is underway in Longview, Eastman is asking that the park enforce right of ways and keep the four wheelers off the pipeline.

Eastman claims the vehicles are creating ruts in the ground, threatening to expose the lines creating a safety hazard. Eastman wants a permanent injunction to keep the four wheelers away. They also want Rabbit Creek to be responsible for any repairs. The trial is expected to last through the week.