Farms across the Great Plains are in the path of a monster: the Keystone XL pipeline. Photo: David Clow The other morning I took a call, like so many other calls I've taken over the last four years, from another Dakota farmer wondering how his land may be affected by the Keystone XL pipeline. He had a notice of condemnation and interrogatories from TransCanada in hand, and I wish I'd had better news for him. He's in the path of a monster. Keystone XL will be a 36-inch-diameter pipeline, carrying nine times the volume of the Silvertip line that just …
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Carrie La Seur
Carrie La Seur is founder and president of Plains Justice, an environmental-justice law center with offices in Iowa, Montana, and South Dakota.