Skip to comments.Judge clears way for northeast Texas pipeline
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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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.
That depends on the compensation.
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.
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