Landowner Can't Bar Keystone From Repairing Pipeline
By Kurt Orzeck
Law360, Los Angeles (August 21, 2013, 8:04 PM ET) -- Transcanada Keystone Pipeline LP can move forward with inspecting a potentially defective pipeline segment and making any needed repairs after a Missouri federal judge ruled Wednesday that easement agreements bar KWK Management LP from interfering with Keystone's temporary use of its property.
U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson said the agreements give Keystone the right to enter property owned by KWK for the purposes of maintaining, inspecting and repairing the controversial oil pipeline. She thus granted Keystone a preliminary injunction lasting until the litigation is resolved....