Texas Landowners Seek To Block Keystone's Eminent Domain

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A group of Texas landowners on Thursday urged a state appeals court to reverse a lower court's determination that it had jurisdiction to consider an eminent domain petition from TransCanada Corp. in order to build a portion of its 1,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline.

The landowners group, known as Rhinoceros Ventures Group Inc., argued that TransCanada cannot be described as a “common carrier” under Texas statutes meant to prevent antitrust activity in the local energy market because it does not produce its crude oil in a region...
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