A Texas Landowner Stands Tall in the Keystone XL Tar Sands Fight

By Rocky Kistner

I first met Julia Trigg Crawford on a chilly February morning in 2012, rallying a crowd of outraged Texas landowners protesting on the courthouse steps in Paris, TX. Julia was in court defending her eminent domain lawsuit against TransCanada’s planned $7 billion, 1,700 mile Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that would ship a river of tar sands crude–as much as 830,000 barrels a day–from the ravaged boreal forests of Alberta to the smoke-spewing petrochemical refineries of the Gulf coast.

Now two years later, after a protracted legal battle and a rash of angry demonstrations and civil disobedience actions along …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green