Keystone pipeline finds new opponents

On Roll Call’s front page today, this story about an unusual alliance between tea partyers and the Sierra Club:

The latest obstacle to the Keystone XL oil pipeline project comes from tea partyers, much to the delight of environmentalists.

Property-rights conservatives, water supply activists and landowners are banding together along the pipeline’s proposed route through Texas, challenging plans to claim land for the proposed pipeline that will run from Canada’s oil sands to Texas’ Gulf Coast.

“Crippling someone’s water supply knows no party line,” said Rita Beving, consultant to the bipartisan East Texas Sub-Regional Planning Commission. A Republican mayor and a Democratic city secretary lead the group’s fight against the pipeline.

Read on here.

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