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xgojim
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:54:11 AM

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.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 10:41:40 PM

Don Quixote rides again in the form of Mr. Michael Bishop.
pbalmeo
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 11:37:09 AM

Constant battle for resources and environmental preservation.
kkimes
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:37:07 PM

Just say NO!
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:30:10 PM

Just need to agree on the right number.
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:40:30 PM

Just another land owner that wants his land left alone and not be forced to do what someone else wants done on his land...
turboz2012
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:34:59 PM

we need these pipelines
MadFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:19:15 PM

Since most oil comes from way under the ground anyway, the 'atmospheric temperature' component of the definition sounds more bureaucratic than scientific.
YaBassa
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:02:45 PM

Big Oil, with the $Billions, runs over everything in their way. Good luck Michael Bishop!

I would prefer Big Oil pump all the dilbit to Calgary and dump it

[Edited by: YaBassa at 12/11/2012 12:03:56 PM EST]
GasFreeLeaf
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:00:55 PM

Ooh-rah
Zuegma
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:42:58 AM

I guess nobody wants pipelines in their back yard(s); but, people do get upset when there's no gas at the service station.
I sure wish the province of Alberta would do more than separate the heavy oil from the sand and actually refine all the heavy oil into its various components rather than exporting it at a much reduced price. Maybe we'd pay a lot less taxes for what we get at our pumps.
md11capt
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:38:14 AM

BIG OIL lackeys attack private land owner. How shocking?
leraar2
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:32:38 AM

has anybody explained what the oil companies intend to do with the sand and other residuals after the oil has been removed in Texas?

think they'll just dump it (on the cheap) HERE?

maybe we should ship it back to Canada.
perhaps that will convince them to REFINE IT THERE.
VomVom
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:23:35 AM

Now you wonder why things cost so much and why it is difficult to do business in the USA? A big pile of legal fees will have to be added to every project. At the end, the consumer pays.
peakkeller
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:12:33 AM

It's interesting to track this project...
52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:12:17 AM

Arguing over definitions of oil?
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:01:35 AM

just another nut case looking for a big payday
xgojim
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:58:56 AM

Since when was oil not a political issue? Just because we need it and just because we don't want any more imported oil than necessary doesn't mean that these issues melt away. It's better that we face these policy issues now and get them behind us, one way or the other, so we can become energy self-sustainable. Everyone will definitely not be happy no matter what happens!
lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:56:17 AM

How rude about the crude
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