HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas court has ordered TransCanada to temporarily halt work on a private property where it is constructing part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Texas County Court at Law Judge Jack Sinz signed a temporary restraining order and injunction Friday. The injunction went into effect Tuesday after Michael Bishop, the landowner, posted bond. TransCanada says this will not delay its project.
Bishop argued the Canadian company defrauded him by taking his land in Nacogdoches County for a pipeline it said would carry crude oil. He argues that tar sands oil is not crude oil and that the company's claims that it is are fraudulent.
The judge says there's sufficient cause to halt the project until a hearing Dec. 19.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Thursday, June 8 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-06-08 16:44:50 GMT
A man wanted on charges in a kidnapping and shooting in Alabama is under arrest in New Jersey after a traffic stop. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say an officer pulled over 23-year-old Birmingham...More >>
An Alabama man has been charged after another man was found dead in the passenger seat of a vehicle in a police department's parking lot. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Monday that...More >>
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:08 GMT
Authorities say a Georgia police officer responded to the wrong house and shot and injured the homeowner. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Henry County police asked the agency to...More >>
An Atlanta attorney who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting his business executive wife is to be sentenced next month. Claud "Tex" McIver is set for sentencing May 23. A jury on Monday convicted McIver of felony...More >>