LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS
Taking a Stand
Tue Apr 2, 2013 05:47 PM CDT

Julia Trigg Crawford returned to manage her family's 650-acre Texas farm two years ago believing it would be a nice change of pace from her high-pressure corporate career as an executive recruiter in Houston. Crawford had no way of knowing she would soon find herself embroiled in a pitched property rights battle. That struggle with TransCanada Corp., the multi-national firm now building a section of its Keystone XL Pipeline through Texas—also wanted to bury pipe across a 30-acre pasture owned by the Crawford family.

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