Texas Landowners Contest Keystone Pipeline Construction

Law360, Houston (October 17, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A group of landowners asked a Texas appeals court on Tuesday to stop TransCanada Corp. from installing a segment of the Keystone XL Pipeline across their property, arguing the oil and gas giant never established its right to do so.

In a petition for writ of mandamus filed with the Ninth Court of Appeals, Texas Rice Land Partners Ltd. claims that TransCanada was not required to prove its status as a “common carrier” before a trial judge granted the company access to their land near Beaumont in...
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