A rancher in Texas is collecting signatures in petition against TransCanada’s abuse of eminent domain in pursuit of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
An excerpt from her petition:
“My name is Julia Trigg Crawford, and our family owns a farm in Direct, Texas, which we inherited from my grandfather who purchased it in 1948. A major Canadian company, TransCanada, is trying to build a pipeline to transport a highly toxic hydrocarbon (called “tar sands”) from Alberta, Canada to Texas, to refine it and then export it to foreign countries.
…Independent studies show that the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would not create any lasting jobs and would subject tens of millions of people to hazardous risks when the pipeline leaks—as its sister pipeline has done more than a dozen times already. This includes the drinking water of one million Midwesterners people who rely on the Ogallala Aquifer and 60 counties in Texas who rely on the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer.
Given that Americans have to put up all the risk and will reap none of the reward, the Keystone XL pipeline is certainly not serving the “greater good.””