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Judge Clears Way for Northeast TX Pipeline

The pipeline would carry oil from Canadian tar sands to the Texas Gulf coast

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    A Texas judge ruled for developer of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying it has the right to condemn land across a northeast Texas farm for the pipeline's right-of-way.

    The pipeline proposed by TransCanada would carry oil from Canadian tar sands to refineries along the Texas Gulf coast.

    In an email to attorneys Wednesday night, Lamar County Court-at-Law Judge Bill Harris ruled the pipeline would be a common carrier with the right to condemn land across the farm for the Keystone XL right-of-way.

    Landowner Julia Trigg Crawford had argued that TransCanada trampled her property rights and the project could harm Caddo Indian artifacts on her farm.