Wed May 9, 2012, 10:49 AM
white cloud (2,218 posts)
An Old Texas Tale Retold: the Farmer vs. the Oil Company
SUMNER, Tex. — When the TransCanada men first came, Julia Trigg Crawford said, they were polite. They offered money. Seven thousand dollars to let the Keystone XL pipeline cross her family’s 600-acre farm on its way from the Alberta tar sands to the refineries on the Gulf Coast.
Got to get that surplus WTI out of Cushing Ok to foreign market ASAP or the price of Domestic will collapse. Used ED and foreign company to do it???
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Response to white cloud (Original post)
Wed May 9, 2012, 11:43 AM
sonias (18,063 posts)
2. “sign or we’ll take it.”
A very sad tale indeed. Corporations (even foreign ones) have far superior rights than individual land owners. I applaud the Crawford family for fighting.
The Crawfords are the last holdouts in Lamar County. (It is unclear how many are left in Texas; the company says it has 99 percent of the rights of way secured.) TransCanada asserts that it has used eminent domain only as “an absolute last resort” in an estimated 19 out of 1,452 land tracts in Texas. Critics dispute this number. The watchdog group We Texans, led by a Republican former candidate for governor, Debra Medina, said there have been more than 89 eminent domain actions.
Ms. Crawford has started a legal defense fund, Stand With Julia, overseen by Calvin Tillman, former mayor of Dish, Tex., and a noted anti-fracking activist. The site has raised more than $6,000, mostly in donations of under $50.
If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority. -Barbara Jordan
Response to sonias (Reply #2)
Wed May 9, 2012, 12:14 PM
white cloud (2,218 posts)
3. Going to the Coast for exports
And people think it will help with gas prices!! Don't think so!
Cushing OK is squealing because it tank farms are full of WTI and the surplus has depressed market price of WTI by 15%.
Soon as they can export the price will go back up some
Response to white cloud (Reply #3)
Mon May 14, 2012, 06:24 AM
luckyleftyme2 (3,728 posts)
4. the texas tea boys
I lived in your glorious state in the late fifties and early 60's;appears that the same politics are still in place!
Their is no doubt that the price of fuel is definitely influenced by (TEX.TEA BOYS)
Texas stock holders (owners or corp.) !
We need more refineries and the last thing we need to do is export oil!
I think the rhetoric changes but the agenda stays the same when it comes to the bottom line with these large oil companies!