Friday, January 20, 2012

Oklahoma Family Fights Keystone Pipeline And Wins

"The family declined TransCanada's offers of compensation for the use of their land, and eventually refused to negotiate, at which point the company filed a legal claim for the right to run the pipeline through the property anyway."
What if each family fought back and refused industry an easement through their property?

August 27, 2011
Sue Kelso fought TransCanada's plans to run its Keystone XL pipeline through her family's Oklahoma land. This week, TransCanada gave up.

Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline won a small and perhaps only symbolic victory this week when TransCanada abandoned an eminent domain claim on the property of an Oklahoma family.
The Calgary-based company is planning a $7 billion pipeline that would carry oil some 1,700 miles from Alberta's tar sands through six U.S. states to the Texas Gulf Coast. It had planned to run part of that pipeline across the southwest corner of a 180-acre slice of land belonging to 69-year-old Sue Kelso and her siblings, who were profiled in The Huffington Post last month...continued...