Posts Tagged ‘eminent domain’

Eminent — But Not So Imminent

Fort Worth Weekly
On Feb. 26, a district judge in York County, Neb., gave landowners on the intended path of the Keystone Pipeline a reason to smile: She granted a preliminary injunction to stop TransCanada from using eminent domain to seize the...

Kleeb: “This is an issue that has brought out the ‘no more’ in a wide range of people.” Courtesy Mary Anne Anderi/

Locking Out Keystone

The fight against the Keystone pipeline is focused this week on a bunch of farmers in Nebraska whose lawsuit thus far has won a round in state court, delayed a decision by President Barack Obama on allowing the line to cross th...


It’s Not Nice to Backhand the Supremes

Julia Trigg Crawford, manager of her family’s Red’Arc farm just outside of Paris, has been at war with TransCanada ever since the gigantic Canadian energy company decided to take a slice of her northeast Texas farm via emin...


Don’t Tell it to This Marine

Once the stuff gets on you, it’s hard to get off. The “stuff” is tar sands bitumen, the hydrocarbon that TransCanada is working on bringing down from Alberta, Canada, to Houston’s refineries and from there to Port Arthu...


Your Land is My Land …

Keystone pipeline company runs roughshod over Texas landowners – and maybe Texas law.
When someone from the TransCanada company asked the Crawford family in 2008 about an easement to lay pipeline across their farm on the Texas bank of the Red River, the family wasn’t interested. The Crawfords thought that woul...

Hypocricy Thy Name Is Rick Perry

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram article on the 11 propositions passed by voters yesterday contained a quote that would be funny ha-ha if it weren’t so funny weird/tragic. The story describes how Texans stood tall in favor of pro...