Nebraskans File New Lawsuits That Could Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted by Mike Confino, January 20, 2015

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Nebraska landowners have launched two separate lawsuits that, if successful, could serve to delay or even stop the construction of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

The lawsuits, filed last week, represent Nebraska property owners’ second attempt to challenge the constitutionality of a law that gave the Keystone XL pipeline a legal route through the state and, by extension, their property. The landowners claim that TransCanada — the Canadian company that wants to build Keystone XL — made direct threats to use eminent domain and seize their land if they did not consent to having the pipeline run though it.

via Nebraskans File New Lawsuits That Could Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline | ThinkProgress.

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