Fremont County commissioners, previously opposed to the route of a proposed natural gas pipeline across South Pass, have changed their position, according to a letter to a federal agency.

Commissioners in June had taken a vote to oppose the preferred route of the Altamont pipeline across South Pass, but on Tuesday, they prepared a letter telling the Federal Energy Regulator Commission they no longer oppose the route.In the letter, commissioners said that since they voted to oppose the route, they have seen the route from the air and have had a chance to study the route at greater length.

Plans for the pipeline call for it to run from Canada to Opal, Wyo., where it would join with a proposed pipeline from southern Wyoming, through Utah and Nevada, to southern California.

Commissioners said they support the company's preferred route for the pipeline, with some minor realignments proposed by the company.