The federal Bureau of Land Management is asking for public comments on Plains Pipeline L.P.'s proposal to replace its 127-mile pipeline connecting offshore oil production platforms with refining operations in the San Joaquin Valley.

Hoping to use existing rights-of-way, the Houston-based company proposes to build the pipeline through 113 miles of private and state property; six miles of BLM-managed land, including four miles through the Carrizo Plain National Monument; six miles through the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge and six miles through the Los Padres National Forest.

Comments are due June 3. They may be submitted online at Or, they may be delivered by hand to the agency's Bakersfield Field Office at 3801 Pegasus Drive.

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