Ask Attorney General Greg Abbott to Step In for East Texans’ land and water!!

Remember this CBS national news story on November 12th about Keystone XL’s faulty construction? We just learned that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the federal agency that oversees the Keystone XL, has not adequately reinspected since this report. It’s now time to turn to the Attorney General Greg Abbott. Please read this. Then send the letter linked below in this message — and please do it right away. The Attorney General has broad powers. If you live in Texas, sign[…]

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Release: Attorney General Urged to Use “Broad Powers” to Protect Public Safety and end Eminent Domain Aubse

Attorney General Gregg Abbott Urged to Use of “Broad Powers” to Protect Public Safety and end Eminent Domain Abuse Texans, especially across East Texas, are being contacted to reach Attorney General Greg Abbott before the startup of the Keystone XL pipeline on January 22. They are urging his involvement in protecting NE Texans’ property rights and waterways, and prodding the federal pipeline agency – the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – on conducting due diligence in inspecting the[…]

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Texas Supremes Order TransCanada Respond to Julia Trigg Crawford

  Even the bovines and equines get it. No Eminent Domain for Private Gain! Friends: This media release just went out to over 1,000 media outlets throughout Texas about Julia Trigg Crawford’s important appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.  Please share this as you wish by sharing this from our web blog or just copy it and paste it into an email. We will be back in touch real soon with our plans for the new year! For Immediate Release:[…]

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Hearings Report! Don’t be sad, get mad…after the holidays. But reply now!

Thanks to the many hundreds of people who came out to 9 East Texas hearings in Roans Prairie, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Cleveland, Big Sandy, Fairfield, Bryan, Tyler and ending in Beaumont, Texas! (l to r) Bryan Hearing Speakers: Kathleen Hubbard, Brazos River Bottom Alliance, Linda Curtis (League), Tom “Smitty” Smith, Public Citizen, Mike Hathorn, Cherokee County Landowner; Roans Prairie Hearing audience. (l to r) Beaumont Hearing Speakers: Dewayne Layfield, eminent domain attorney, Isom Ramsey; Beaumont resident, Linda Curtis, Jim Williams, retired[…]

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Call Your Congressional Reps Now!

We just held three citizen hearings in East Texas — in Cleveland, Big Sandy and Fairfield — on private property rights, public safety and protection of East Texas waterways. Thank you, if you were able to come out. We have three more happening next week! Tuesday, December 3, in Bryan, Wednesday, December 4, in Tyler and Thursday, December 5, in Beaumont. (Scroll down and you’ll see them below.) Our property rights, our land and our water are in grave danger[…]

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East Texas Citizen Hearings!

A national CBS News report last Tuesday exposed the faulty construction problems identified months ago by East Texas landowners with the Keystone XL pipeline. Keystone XL (owned by TransCanada) is slated to start any day now pushing diluted bitumen (aka tar sands) crude over hundreds of waterways and across the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer that serves 10-12 million people: Watch this CBS News report here.  An in-depth Special Report of the problem was released by Public Citizen here Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and[…]

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