Posts Tagged ‘transcanada’

XL Problems

Shuttling tar sands through Texas from the Great White North is risky business — for the pipeline owners too.
Fort Worth Weekly
TransCanada, owner of the Keystone 1 pipeline and the southern leg of the Keystone XL, is currently undergoing a compliance investigation by the Federal Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. And the timing couldn...

Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, right, speaks as Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, looks on during a news conference.

A Smelly Win for the U.S.

Static was ecstatic that the Senate voted “no” on the Keystone Pipeline last week. But the 59-41 margin was far closer than would have been the case with any group of reasonable citizens voting. The slim margin was due, it ...

Mmm, healthy.

Grading on the Curve

TransCanada, the Canadian builder and owner of some of the worst pipelines in both Canada and this country, including the Keystone pipeline network that would transport tar sands bitumen, has been lauded for its “leadership...

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...


Above the Pipeline

In Dallas this week, North Texans can get a peek at Above All Else, a documentary that deals with the construction of the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline and the fight of the people of Winnsboro to stop it. Produced in pa...


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...


An Impressive Record

TransCanada, the Canadian energy giant running the Keystone XL pipeline from Oklahoma to Port Arthur, has impressed Static several times over the last few years. First, there was the huge, baldfaced overstatement of the number ...

Eight-foot sections of the pipeline are being removed from many properties near Winnsboro. Steven DaSilva

Pipe Work: “Shoddy”

Landowners say TransCanada is having to replace many sections of its brand-new tar sands line.
TransCanada, the giant energy company building the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline from Cushing, Okla., to Port Arthur, claims its pipeline will be state of the art and environmentally safe, but some Texans are questio...


Unfunny Keystone Capers

The southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline came this much closer to being a done deal when owner TransCanada brought in a trackhoe last week and began to tear up a strip of the Crawford family farm in Sumner, Texas. According to...


Opposition — like the Tar Sands — Runneth Over

As the tar sands spill in Arkansas — brought to you by Exxon — continues to poison the neighborhood, wetlands and now parts of formerly bucolic Lake Conway, news coverage of the spill and cleanup effort has diminished to al...