(SD)-Landowners Caught In Middle Of Keystone XL-Related Business Dispute
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -Some South Dakota landowners are outraged over liens hitting their property related to the Keystone XL crude-oil pipeline but stemming from a dispute between 2 companies.
The Rapid City Journal reports that Iowa-based Brandenburg Drainage filed 23 liens totaling more than $1 million and ranging from about $3,600 to nearly $244,000 against Meade County landowners last month.
Brandenburg Drainage is a subcontractor of Diamond Willow Energy, a firm developer TransCanada hired to improve county roads during construction of the long-planned but yet to be built Keystone XL pipeline.
Brandenburg completed some work last fall before a dispute arose with Diamond Willow, then filed liens to recover money it claims is owed by Diamond Willow. The liens, though, were filed against landowners who aren't involved with Keystone XL or the work done by Brandenburg drainage.
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