They are taking people’s land and installing the Keystone XL pipeline in East Texas even without a permit.
Landowner Support Rally for Texans– “TransCanada- Don’t Mess with Texas”
This past Monday Julia Trigg Crawford, a landowner who resides near
Paris, Texas filed a restraining order against TransCanada to protect
her property. Upon asking for a standstill order while in negotiation
on her eminent domain case, TransCanada’s representatives balked
against her request saying they wanted to start trenching on her
property as early as March 1st.
TransCanada’s Keystone XL permit was denied by the president, so by what permit or authority does TransCanada have to take property or start a any kind of tar sand pipeline in Texas? TransCanada, despitethe denial of a permit continues to bully landowners. Groups are questioning this company’s right to take land via eminent domain. Ms. Crawford has challenged their common carrier status.
Julia’s case is emblematic of the struggle landowners are having across our state.
Tell this private, foreign company “Don’t Mess with Texas” this Friday in Paris at the courthouse or on the steps of the Capital in Austin. Send them a loud and clear message, “Don’t bully Texans, putting our land and our water at risk.” Stand with us Friday with your boots onbat one of these 2 locations. Put your boots on. Hold your Texas or American flag high. We stand with Texans. We stand with Americans against this kind of bullying by a private, foreign company who masquerades as a common carrier.
Place: In front of Lamar County Courthouse
Address: 119 North Main- Paris, Texas 75460
Time: Rally – 9 am
Court hearing: 10 am
Contact: In Dallas, Rita Beving, 214.557.2271
Dallas Car Pool: Meet in the parking lot at Walmart on Midway/LBJ at 6:45 am. Park your car near the Lazy Boy store, not near the Walmart. Look for Rita’s silver Toyota 4-Runner. Estimated time to be back in Dallas around 1:30 pm.
Place: In front of Railroad Commission office
Address: 1701 North Congress
Time: Rally – 10 am
Contact: In Austin, Chris Wilson, 512.261.0182