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TransCanada already suing landowners over Keystone XL

TransCanada is already suing at least 66 landowners and is threatening more eminent domain lawsuits even though the Obama administration has yet to make a decision on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Canadian company has filed 34 actions in Texas and 22 in South Dakota. Dozens more letters have been sent to other landowners in Nebraska and Oklahoma.

“Their land agent told us the very first day she met with us, you either take the money or they’re going to condemn the land,” Sue Kelso, who lives in Oklahoma, told The New York Times.

The pipeline, if approved, would start in Canada and cross Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The State Department and the White House are reviewing the project.

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