Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Texas Judge Rules in Favour of TransCanada in Eminent Domain Case

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Texas Judge Rules in Favour of TransCanada in Eminent Domain Case

Article excerpt

Texas judge rules in favour of TransCanada

--

CALGARY - A Texas judge has ruled against a landowner who wants to prevent TransCanada Corp. from building an oil pipeline across her land.

Julia Trigg Crawford was trying to challenge TransCanada's status as a common carrier -- a label that would give the Calgary-based pipeline company (TSX:TRP) the right to eminent domain, enabling it to seize private property for the project.

In a decision late Wednesday, Lamar County Court-at-law judge Bill Harris ruled that TransCanada is a common carrier.

In a statement, Crawford vowed to keep fighting.

"I will continue to proudly stand up for my own personal rights, the property rights of my family, and those of other Texans fighting to protect their land," she said.

The company welcomed the ruling.

"This ruling reaffirms that TransCanada has -- and continues -- to follow all state and federal laws and regulations as we move forward with the construction of the Gulf Coast Project," company spokesman James Millar said in an email.

Jane Kleeb of the group Bold Nebraska, which has been fighting TransCanada's pipeline plans, calls the ruling an "affront to landowners' liberties."

"TransCanada has used its financial and legal resources to bully landowners like Julia Trigg Crawford in order to clear the way for their multibillion-dollar tar sands pipeline," Kleeb said in a release. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.