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Texas family fights attempt to use land for Keystone Pipeline

A family in Texas is going to court to prevent their land from being used for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

TransCanada made a "final offer" of $21,626 for an easement on the Crawford family farm near the Texas-Oklahoma border. The family was willing to negotiate but TransCanada instead got the land condemned.

“When you allow a pipeline to cross your land, you give up certain rights to it,” Julia Trigg Crawford told The New York Times. “You can’t use your land the way you want anymore. We didn’t want to do that.”

A court hearing is scheduled for July to determine whether TransCanada will be able to run the pipeline through the farm.

Get the Story:
An Old Texas Tale Retold: the Farmer vs. the Oil Company (The New York Times 5/8)

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