In the U.S. South, the fight against a Canadian pipeline unites Tea Partiers and the environmental left

From Talking Points Memo, an interesting piece on the strange bedfellows brought together by opposition to the Keystone Pipeline:

(T)hough the project exists in a state of suspended animation, TransCanada — the company that wants to connect the tar sands in Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico — is preparing to build anyhow. In particular, on the portion of the pipeline that would link Nebraska to Texas, TransCanada has threatened to use disputed eminent domain powers to condemn privately held land, over the owners’ objections. And that’s creating unusual allies — Occupiers, Tea Partiers, environmentalists, individualists — united to stop TransCanada from threatening water supplies, ancient artifacts, and people’s basic property rights.

 




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