Ranchers Fight Keystone XL Pipeline by Building Solar Panels in Its Path

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11072017/keystone-xl-pipeline-protest-solar-panels-ranchers-nebraska

It’s one of several creative protests against pipeline companies trying to use eminent domain to take private land. A Nebraska hearing is planned for August. By Phil McKenna After years of battling Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Nebraska rancher Bob Allpress is taking an unusual step to protect land that has been in his family since 1886. In the coming weeks, Allpress plans to install solar panels in the middle of a 1.5-mile long strip of land, a proposed pipeline route that bisects his 900-acre ranch—and that TransCanada has threatened to take by force through a legal process known as eminent domain. See Also: Keystone XL: Environmental and Native Groups Sue to Halt Pipeline Keystone XL, Dakota Pipeline Green-Lighted in Trump Executive Actions Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Rev Up Fight Again After Trump’s Rubber Stamp read more

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