Tree-huggers and Texas landowners make an odd but perhaps an effective pair in opposing the...

Tree-huggers and Texas landowners make an odd but perhaps an effective pair in opposing the proposed Keystone pipeline. A Texas judge temporarily halts construction of Keystone's southern leg after a landowner filed a lawsuit against TransCanada (TRP +0.4%) claiming the company had lied about the nature of the project.

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  • auto44
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    I've got a hell of an Idea!!!!!! Why don't we get the tree huggers to help us put pressure on the guys with the deep pockets. They are bound to come up with some green to shut us up.
    11 Dec 2012, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • bigbenorr
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    So how did the treehuggers help?
    11 Dec 2012, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • Uncle Pie
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    the landowner is arguing that the oil from Canada is not actually oil. Amazing that the judge went for it!
    11 Dec 2012, 03:09 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    Texas condemnation cases usually go pretty quickly in favor of the pipeline company. I'm surprised this was held up. However, if the tar sands oil doesnt meet the Texas definition of oil, the landowner does seem to have a strong legal standing.
    11 Dec 2012, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • bgold1955
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    If you are a landowner in which Keystone pipeline goes through your land, it does not matter if you are from Texas, OK, Kansas, Nebraska, etc., you have a right to fully understand risk/reward. Keystone is not your typical gas/oil pipeline and from what I have read, there is a bit more risk due to the thickness of the oil sands and the different technology required to keep it flowing. Hopefully, both sides can come to an agreement.
    11 Dec 2012, 03:13 PM Reply Like
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