eminent domain

Kate Archer Kent

Northeast, Texas farmer Julia Trigg Crawford resumes her legal battle today against Keystone XL pipeline builder TransCanada. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the case about whether TransCanada is entitled to the power of eminent domain to build the southern leg of the pipeline under construction from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast refineries. Crawford says she’s not backing down.

Julia Trigg Crawford of Direct, Texas, launched a Web site soliciting donations for her court battle over eminent domain with TransCanada, which plans to lay a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline through her farm.