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Order Blocking Pipeline Lifted

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PARIS (AP) – A judge in Paris has dissolved a temporary restraining order blocking TransCanada from crossing a northeast Texas farm with a proposed pipeline to carry Canadian oil to refineries along the Texas Gulf coast.

Lamar County Court at Law Judge Bill Harris granted the pipeline company’s request to end the order on Friday.

The Longview News-Journal reported that landowner Julia Trigg Crawford, who had obtained the order, contends that the company trampled her property rights and the project could harm Caddo Indian artifacts on her farm.

A full trial that will include additional issues is set for April 30.

Crawford says she disagrees with the ruling but looks forward to going to trial.

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