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Judge clears way for northeast Texas pipeline
AP via CBS News ^ | August 23, 2012 11:15 AM

Posted on 08/23/2012 9:35:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The developer of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, planned to carry oil from Canadian tar sands to Texas Gulf Coast refineries, may condemn land across a northeast Texas farm for the pipeline's right of way, a judge ruled Wednesday.

In an email to attorneys Wednesday night, Lamar County Court-at-Law Judge Bill Harris ruled that the pipeline would be a common carrier and that TransCanada has eminent domain rights to right of way across the farm. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: keystonexl

1 posted on 08/23/2012 9:35:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Well that would suck if I were the farm owner.

They can't dog leg around somehow? I'm really conflicted on this one - I respect private property rights but we need that pipeline, too.

2 posted on 08/23/2012 9:47:58 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: grobdriver
Well that would suck if I were the farm owner.

That depends on the compensation.

3 posted on 08/23/2012 10:09:40 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Olog-hai
Her attorneys argued that the Keystone XL project did not qualify as a common carrier

Her attorneys were lying. They are a common carrier, TransCanada does not own the oil they move. It is a FERC regulated pipeline and has the required open season to allow any and all to bid to move their oil.

4 posted on 08/23/2012 10:21:56 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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