Behind the Line: Farmer Claims Pipeline Hurting Crop Production

In Britton, South Dakota, a town wrapped up in one street, lives Kent Moeckly.

He owns a 1,000 acre soybean and corn farm. But he openly despises big oil and believes TransCanada damaged his farm land when they put the original keystone pipeline in extending far across and under his property hurting crop production in the process.

"We know that there's going to be a loss of value in this land," said Moeckly.

He says you just can't mess with black soil.

"I'm afraid that we're all doomed to the same end and that is that your soil is going to be disturbed as ours was and less productive."

TransCanada's Headquarters in Calgary wrote a statement saying "
We are working with Mr. Moekly to address all his concerns with some post-construction issues as a result of extremely wet conditions during construction. TransCanada treats all landowners with respect. We are committed to returning Mr. Moekly's land to its per-construction productivity levels and will ensure he is compensated for any losses to his farming operation as a result of our activities. Mr. Moekly continues to be very cooperative in reclaiming his land."


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