"Texas Judge Halts Keystone XL Pipeline Construction"

"NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Texas landowner Michael Bishop, 64, an analytical chemist and former U.S. Marine, has been granted a temporary restraining order that halts construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline across his land while a judge considers Bishop’s charges of fraud against the company."

"Nacogdoches County Court at Law Judge Jack Sinz today issued the order prohibiting the firm from further pipeline work on Bishop’s 20-acre property until a hearing set for December 19.

Calgary-based TransCanada explains that the Keystone XL pipeline is intended to transport 'bitumen from the oil sands in Canada that has been diluted with lighter oils' from northern Alberta to refineries on the Gulf Coast."

Environment News Service had the story December 11, 2012.

Source: ENS, 12/12/2012