Texas High Court Gives Hope To Landowners in Eminent Domain Fight

"TransCanada, the energy company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, was ordered by the Texas State Supreme Court last week to submit information on its use of eminent domain -- an action that keeps a key landowner lawsuit alive."

"Keystone opponents celebrated the move as a small victory in a larger battle against the company's seizure of private property that has united left and right in Texas.

The paperwork will be used by state Supreme Court justices to decide whether to hear a case by Julia Trigg Crawford, a farmer who is arguing that TransCanada illegally used eminent domain to take over part of her land to build its pipeline."

Katherine Bagley reports for InsideClimate News January 13, 2014.

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/15/2014