Appeals court overturns decision on Keystone XL pipeline
POSTED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:10pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:02pm
In an almost instant reversal of fortunes for those involved in the dispute over landowner’s rights and TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the State of Texas 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texarkana reversed the decision of a Lamar County judge from last week and awarded Julia Trigg Crawford a temporary restraining order keeping TransCanada off of her Lamar County ranch.
The order, signed by the Appellate court on Friday, March 2, says, “Now, therefore, it is ordered that TransCanada Keystone Pipeline,L.P., is restrained from entering the Crawford Family Farm Partnership land and performing any and all on-site activities that disturb the surface or subsurface of the land, pending this Court’s determination of the petition for writ of mandamus or further order from this court.”
Keystone has five days to respond to the decision.
To read more on this article at The Longview News Journal http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/appeals-court-overturns-decision-on-keystone-xl-pipeline/article_fb6fc3c0-66d5-11e1-bc6f-0019bb2963f4.html