Kate Archer Kent

An East Texas organization will protest TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday. NacSTOP aims to draw attention to the dangers of transporting tar sands crude. The group was organized three years ago to stall construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline that runs from Cushing, Okla., to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

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.

Kate Archer Kent

A legal clash over landowner rights in Texas comes to a head at the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris. Julia Trigg Crawford of Direct is challenging TransCanada's ability to condemn her land in order to build the 500-mile Keystone XL Gulf Coast pipeline. Supporters of landowner rights intend to pack the courtroom.

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.

South Dakota Tar Sands Pipelines / Kent Moeckly

East Texans are reacting to President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. David Daniel of Winnsboro, Texas, says TransCanada may now hone in on building one section from Cushing, Okla., to Port Arthur, Texas.