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Texans rally against Keystone XL oil pipeline easement

LA Times -- President Obama may have nixed the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline permit, but that hasn’t stopped TransCanada that wants to build the 1,660-mile structure from going to court to force landowners who don’t want it crossing their land.

The issue erupted into a noisy protest Friday in Paris, Texas, where farm manager Julia Trigg Crawford has sought a temporary restraining order to prevent TransCanada from beginning any construction.

The issue has brought conservative tea party groups out rallying alongside environmentalists opposed to tar sands production, united behind Crawford’s attempt to keep the pipeline from crossing her 600-acre farm.

The issue of condemning land for easements along pipeline routes has been thrown topsy-turvy in Texas by a 2011 state Supreme Court decision....


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Submitted Feb 19, 2012 By: Martinman
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Martinman
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:33:38 AM

eromitlab - you're largely correct, but left an important point out - "... they've been listening to too much Good Ol' Propaganda being pushed by the Grand Ole Prostitutes party."
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 6:51:32 AM

leemum, you right, Austin is a bastion liberals.
eromitlab
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 3:18:12 AM

Wait, I thought everyone wanted this pipeline? Oh sorry, been listening to too much Good Ol' Propaganda lately.
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:57:09 PM


Wise move by some intelligent Texans. Good luck and best wishes to the Crawford family and all Texans facing this tyranny by TransCanada!
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:37:07 PM

BIG OIL & GAS love us

How can anyone possibly believe that BIG GREED wants to spend BILLION$ building a pipeline just so they can move tarsands crud to the southern TEXAS coast and then simply sell gas to us cheaper?

Seriously?

BIG OIL does not need a tax free INTERNATIONAL PORT to sell fuel to US .....

Now when it comes to making a bigger profit selling to foreign countries?

A TAX FREE international Gulf of Mexico port comes in very handy.

BIG OIL & GAS love us
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 5:56:01 PM

Unbelievable
ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:07:58 PM

fight and keeping on fight.
leemun
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 2:43:32 PM

Even Texas has its green zombies. Check out Austin.
Martinman
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 1:49:22 PM

Really?

Didn't READ the article... did you?

[Edited by: Martinman at 2/19/2012 3:50:53 PM EST]
EconomiserAZ
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 1:10:16 PM

YaBassa nailed it in one!
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 1:02:50 PM

Norm10...

HOW do you....a Canadian, have the unmitigated gall to put down in that manner anyone from the US?????????

It is none of your business! Keep your opinions to yourself or share with your buddies in the schoolyard.

While it may be hard to fathom, as it is obvious you did not read the whole article, the US will not allow a private company to use the joke of eminent domain. Do you know what that means?



[Edited by: LetemEatCake at 2/19/2012 3:07:25 PM EST]
Norm10
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:40:03 AM

No one will ever accuse Texans of having many brains!
TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:08:56 AM

This is just the start.
kkimes
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:34:10 AM

Great. Just say NO, NO, NO!
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:55:32 AM


Pozole...

While we don't often agree on issues, in this case you really nailed it!

Power to the people!
dgerst
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:18:39 AM

Someone needs to stop this pipeline.
db60
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 7:28:51 AM

Good post.
YaBassa
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 6:53:37 AM

Big Oil using eminent domain laws to screw land owners.....Big Oil has succeeded in the past and they will win again. Sorry Texas.
DerHahn
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 6:44:01 AM

“The eminent domain process is well established, and we follow the process that is set out by law in each state,” he said, adding that the company was committed to treating landowners “with honesty, fairness and respect, to work with them and come up with the best possible solution.”

yeah, give us your land or we'll take if from you. how many of these are part of the drill baby drill crowd that are now fighting the pipeline from crossing their land?
fajeff01
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 2:15:20 AM

Yep! Makes a BIG difference when it's in your backyard! Right, red state?!
Ahking
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 1:09:09 AM

take care of the people
anascom
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 11:53:42 PM

looks to me like selfishness !
BJWI
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 11:26:53 PM

When Texas is against an oil pipelines you know it cannot be good for America or the American people.
northeast2
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 11:25:33 PM

So you have to show your passport, birth certificate, and driver's license to vote in Texas but to steal someone's land legally, you just gotta check a box on a form.

What was Rick Perry saying about this while on the campaign trail?
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 11:22:46 PM

this is NOT for the common good, therefore eminent domain does NOT apply......
Pozole
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 11:16:04 PM

...'bout time someone resisted this crappy plan that would only serve pig oil's ability to export all our oil faster...
carnifolks
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 11:15:24 PM

What would you expect
Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:44:09 PM

It could be several years before a decision on the pipeline is finalized.
LCSTEELERBOB
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:41:10 PM

will someone just shoot this dog
SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:38:18 PM

No --- farm manager Crawford has 'rallied' against the pipeline.
yakstar
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:35:28 PM

Concerned citizens voicing their democratic rights.
Bubba44612
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:29:39 PM

With Indian made pipe I wouldn't want that pipeline anywhere near my house. They have already had over a dozen leaks in the first year .
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:29:22 PM

It is about time.
Rooster922
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:28:51 PM

Only politician keep on advancing the idea for Jobs. There's no guarantee, actually a small amount but not how they are selling it. Lot of believers keep on saying just built it and blame bum Obama

[Edited by: Rooster922 at 2/19/2012 12:29:51 AM EST]
chuckwthompson
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:28:47 PM

Since when can another country use Eminent Domain to further their agenda? Eminent Domain is used to take land to improve the lives of the majority, not another country.
umitb
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:25:55 PM

ok
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:24:05 PM

OK...who's gonna pocket the money on this little deal...
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:23:13 PM

The Keystone pipeline is not even out of Canada yet or , for that matter, been approved by the treehugger gods in Washington.
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:22:22 PM

Sounds like TransCanada is being real jerks about acquiring the land.
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:21:28 PM

"Imminent Domain" should not apply here. It is not necessarily for the general good. How would one feel if it were you?
pyndasky
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:20:40 PM

really???
danol43
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It's not going to be easy.
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