KXL: Citizen Interveners Allowed To Cross Examine, But Process Can Be Frustrating

Jul 30, 2015

Elizabeth Lone Eagle, center, questioned KXL's Heidi Tillquist on Thursday. At left, in pink, is Cindy Myers, another intervener.
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At the Public Utilities Commission’s hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline, there are parties with attorneys, and there are parties without attorneys. The latter are the individual interveners who want to know what’s going on because their lives and their land could be affected by the pipeline, especially if something goes wrong. They have the right to cross examine TransCanada’s witnesses, and some of them are learning the frustration of trying to get an answer.

KXL's Heidi Tillquist was on the stand for the better part of two days.
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