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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:24 PM

Texas judge halts oil pipeline work

HOUSTON A Texas judge has ordered TransCanada to temporarily halt work on a private property where it is building part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast, the latest legal battle to plague a project that has encountered numerous obstacles nationwide.

Texas landowner Michael Bishop, who is defending himself in his legal battle against the oil giant, filed his lawsuit in the Nacogdoches County courthouse, arguing that TransCanada lied to Texans when it said it would be using the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil.

Tar sands oil - or diluted bitumen - does not meet the definition as outlined in Texas and federal statutory codes which define crude oil as "liquid hydrocarbons extracted from the earth at atmospheric temperatures," Bishop said. When tar sands are extracted in Alberta, Canada, the material is almost a solid and "has to be heated and diluted in order to even be transmitted," he told The Associated Press exclusively.

"They lied to the American people," Bishop said.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/12/11/4476001/apnewsbreak-texas-judge-halts.html#storylink=cpy

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:41 PM

1. Way to go Michael Bishop!

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Response to sonias (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:15 PM


Finally, a pebble in Transcanada's shoe!

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