KXL Pipeline

This topic curates the ongoing coverage of stories related to the Keystone XL/TransCanada Pipeline.


Keystone XL Pipeline
1:17 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

One injured in Okla. pipeline protest

Protestors disrputed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline near Seminole, Okla., on Monday.
provided photograph gptarsandsresistance.org

Eight people locked themselves to construction equipment and a work trailer Monday to delay construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Oklahoma.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
9:18 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Keystone XL in Texas gaining momentum

Crews ready the site for heavier equipment at the farm in Direct, Texas.
Mark Haslett

As one Northeast Texas landowner awaits her appeal, a court in Beaumont rules in favor of TransCanada Corporation.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
10:39 am
Thu May 16, 2013

TransCanada crews begin work at Red'Arc Farm

In this undated 2013 photograph, Julia Crawford Trigg stands alongside the fence dividing her property from the area granted to TransCanada.
provided photograph

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.

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4:11 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Arkansas Oil Spill Sheds Light On Aging Pipeline System

A worker cleans up oil in Mayflower, Ark., on Monday, days after a pipeline ruptured and spewed oil over lawns and roadways.
Jeannie Nuss AP

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 9:45 am

Amber Bartlett was waiting last Friday for her kids to come home from school. One of them called from the entrance to the upscale subdivision near Little Rock, Ark., to tell her the community was being evacuated because of an oil spill. Bartlett was amazed by what she saw out her front door.

"I mean, just rolling oil. I mean, it was like a river," she says. "It had little waves in it."

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1:25 pm
Tue December 25, 2012

Texas Man Takes Last Stand Against Keystone XL Pipeline

David Daniel, an east Texas landowner, was so determined to block the Keystone XL pipeline from coming through his forest that he built an elaborate network of treehouses eight stories above the ground.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Tue December 25, 2012 3:20 pm

An east Texas landowner was so determined to block the Keystone XL pipeline from coming through his forest that he took to his trees and built an elaborate network of treehouses eight stories above the ground.

"It popped into my head a long time ago, actually," says 45-year-old David Daniel. "If I had to climb my butt on top of a tree and sit there, I would. It started with that."

It turned out to be Daniel's last stand in a long battle against the Keystone XL, a pipeline project that would bring oil from Canada all the way to refineries in the Texas Gulf Coast.

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TransCanada Pipeline
8:14 am
Tue September 25, 2012

TransCanada to Begin Trench Work This Week in Lamar County

After crews dig trenches in Lamar County, they'll lower the pipeline
North Shore Journal

LAMAR COUNTY - The oil company received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers this summer to construct the Gulf Coast leg of its pipeline project that begins in Cushing, Oklahoma.

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TransCanada Pipeline
8:52 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Pipeline Fight Continues near Texas Coast, Lamar County Ruling to be Appealed


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.

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TransCanada Pipeline
4:18 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Activists Block TransCanada Site in Hopkins County

Blockaders pose during Saltillo Solidarity Action

SALTILLO - Opponents of TransCanada’s Gulf Coast leg which will run through Northeast Texas are declaring victory after a Wednesday protest near Saltillo.

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Eminent Domain
8:01 am
Thu August 23, 2012

TransCanada Gets OK for Pipeline Through Lamar County Farm


PARIS - Lamar County Judge Bill Harris has ruled against landowner Julia Crawford, saying Wednesday night that TransCanada has the right to eminent domain.

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Eminent Domain
9:23 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Fight Continues in Company's Quest for Pipeline through Lamar County

PARIS - A Lamar County landowner and Canadian pipeline company await a judge’s ruling over an eminent domain claim.

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Eminent Domain
8:03 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Hearing Set in Lamar County Eminent Domain Case

Julia Crawford
Terrence Henry State Impact Texas

PARIS - Supporters of landowner Julia Crawford are expected to fill a Lamar County courtroom Friday morning in the latest hearing concerning TransCanada.

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9:48 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Company to Begin Pipeline Installation in Coming Weeks

Map of pipeline route through Texas counties

HOUSTON - TransCanada is now in a position to start construction on the Gulf Coast leg of their oil pipeline, after receiving approval of the third and final permit needed from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Associated Press reports.

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