Court Blocks Keystone Oil Pipeline From Crossing Texas Farm

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Owners of a northeast Texas farm have obtained a court order to block TransCanada from crossing the farm with a proposed pipeline planned to carry Canadian oil to refineries along the Texas Gulf coast.

Lamar County Court-at-Law Judge Bill Harris ordered TransCanada representatives and those of The Crawford Family Farm Partnership to appear before him Feb. 24 to show why Harris shouldn’t extend the order against TransCanada. However, family attorney John Pieratt of Austin says Harris has scheduled a rehearing at TransCanada’s request for Friday in Paris, Texas.

The order came in TransCanada’s condemnation lawsuit against the family partnership for right-of-way across the 600-acre farm along the Red River, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas.

Last month President Barack Obama rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline.  This week Senate Republicans introduced legislation that would allow it to be built.

Copyright 2012 CBS Local.  The Associated Press contributed to this report.


One Comment

  1. altha says:

    The Republicans goes over the President head “wow” it want work this will come back to hunt or bite them square in the a$$.

  2. oldman68 says:

    there goes the premise in America that you pay for it -it is yours.seems as if a private company can force you to accept a pipeline on your property whether you want it or not.This not for the public good so where does the pipeline stand?Betcha the almighty dollar(corporate ) will win again as it always does in America

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