Julia Trigg Crawford

The pipeline from Cushing, Okla., to the Texas Gulf Coast began operating in January 2014.
StateImpact Texas

President Obama announced today that the United States has rejected the Canadian company TransCanada’s application for a permit to complete the Keystone XL pipeline.

However, in Northeast Texas, TransCanada’s pipeline remains a done deal. The southern leg of the Keystone XL project, renamed the Gulf Coast Pipeline, was constructed in 2012-13 and went into active service in January 2014.

Mark Haslett

Lamar County landowner Julia Trigg Crawford’s petition for review of a lower court’s ruling in favor of TransCanada Corp. has been denied by the Texas Supreme Court. Crawford had been contesting the Canadian company’s right to build the Keystone XL pipeline through her family’s farm in northwestern Lamar County.

StateImpact Texas

Construction of TransCanada’s Keystone Gulf Coast Pipeline is slightly behind plan, according to Genscape, a Kentucky-based provider of information to energy markets.

Mark Haslett

Calgary-based TransCanada Corporation has won a state appeals court battle over putting the Keystone XL pipeline across Lamar County farm, in a ruling released late Tuesday.

StateImpact Texas

The next development in the ongoing legal battle over the Keystone XL pipeline in Northeast Texas will occur next week. 

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Rain, thunder and lightning did not deter TransCanada workers from beginning major operations at Julia Trigg Crawford's Red'Arc farm in northwestern Lamar County on Thursday morning.


The legal fight against TransCanada in its quest to build an oil pipeline to the Gulf Coast is also brewing in Beaumont, where some rice farmers have challenged the company’s condemnation efforts.

Texas Lawmakers Ponder Oversight of Eminent Domain

Jul 24, 2012
Photo by Allen Rich, North Texas E-News

AUSTIN - Lamar County landowner Julia Crawford was among those to testify before lawmakers concerning companies that use eminent domain to install pipelines on private property.


The ongoing saga of the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline set to run crude from the tar sands of Alberta down to Galveston is making the rounds on the web. Here's what we've found so far.

Court dismisses pipeline petition

Apr 18, 2012
Photo by Allen Rich, North Texas E-News

TEXARKANA - An appeals court has dismissed a petition seeking to stop TransCanada’s pipeline from traveling through a Lamar County farm after the petition’s author failed to issue a case record.

PARIS - A Paris judge has approved a motion by TransCanada to dissolve a temporary restraining order brought against them by a Lamar County landowner.

PARIS - A Lamar County family fighting to block the TransCanada pipeline from crossing their farm finally got their wish.