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Kinder Morgan can start work ‘immediately’ on pipeline through Hill Countruy, judge rules

An order from a federal judge has cleared the way for Kinder Morgan to begin construction of the Hill Country portion of Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Permian Highway Pipeline.

Several Central Texas government entities tried unsuccessfully to place a temporary restraining order on the construction of the Hill Country stretch of the 430-mile natural gas pipeline slated to run across the state.

The order came Feb. 14 from U.S District Court Judge Robert Pitman of the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.…