Northeast Texas landowner's battle against pipeline back in court
POSTED: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 11:14am
Longview,TX — A Northeast Texas farmer is expected to continue her legal battle today against TransCanada and the Keystone XL Pipeline during a hearing before a Lamar County judge.
The hearing in Paris might be the final segment of Julia Trigg Crawford’s ongoing lawsuit to protect her family’s land from the company planning to build a tar sand pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf coast.
The Keystone pipeline will run through six states, cutting through 16 counties in North and East Texas on its way to the coast. The pipeline route runs through Fannin, Lamar, Delta, Hopkins, Franklin, Wood, Upshur, Smith, Cherokee, Rusk, Nacogdoches, Angelina, Polk, Liberty, Hardin, Jefferson and Harris counties.
Opponents of the pipeline say a major concern is what it will transport.
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