A Texas farmer fighting TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, didn’t properly notify the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of his lawsuit seeking to overturn the pipeline’s environmental permits, a federal judge said in canceling a default against the agency.
A Texas farmer has won an entry of default against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which failed to respond to a federal lawsuit claiming it illegally granted environmental permits to TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline.
TransCanada Corp. must temporarily stop work on part of its Keystone XL pipeline while a Texas judge evaluates a landowner’s challenge that the line was permitted to carry only crude oil, not bitumen obtained from Canadian tar sands.
TransCanada Corp. won temporary dismissal of a landowner’s bid to take back an easement that lets the Keystone XL Canadian tar-sands pipeline cross his farm after a judge in Texas said he had no authority to hear the dispute.
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