The Perils of Pipelines

The pipeline's route through TexasThe LA Times has a good story on the troubles a proposed pipeline is posing for many Texans. We think of the oil companies as allied with conservative causes. Texans also generally think of conservatives leading the charge on eminent domain issues. However, Texas is seeing rural conservatives working with the Sierra Club to keep a pipeline from coming across their properties.

Americans love cheap oil. However, sometimes a relatively few citizens pay a price for oil that most of us know nothing about. How much can we expect them to bear?

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