TransCanada Defends Seizure Of Private Land For XL Pipeline

Law360, Houston (October 30, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- TransCanada Corp. told a Texas appeals court on Monday that it was entitled to immediate access to privately owned land to accommodate its Keystone XL Pipeline, even though an underlying challenge to the company’s power to seize the property remains unresolved.

In a brief filed in Texas’s Ninth Court of Appeals, the oil and gas giant claims state law does not require that it prove its status as a so-called common carrier — which owns a pipeline but makes it available for public use — before...
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