The Gran Island Independent Quotes: “He never wanted a pipeline pulsing beneath his fields and farmyard southwest of Seward. But Mike Briggs didn’t have a choice in 2009, when TransCanada was building its original Keystone pipeline through Nebraska.
“I’m not happy I got my property taken away,” he said this week. “I will never understand why we give a foreign oil company, or any for-profit company, the ability to take and condemn American land. That’s not right.” And he was as equally unhappy during construction, when the company trenched up his manicured yard to run the pipeline 60 feet from the front door of his family’s 5-year-old brick home.”