I'm interested in the rationale of people opposing this.The reasons I often hear opposition are environmental concerns, but does anyone seriously think a pipeline is a higher risk to the environment than tanker trucks hauling oil across America one load at a time? Not to mention the fuel consumed taking it over the roads.
Sure Pipelines can leak, but highway accidents happen much more frequently and would likely be remediated by local emergency services of varying quality rather than a coordinated central company responsible for it with an action plan.
I get the feeling the opposition to this pipeline has an incorrect notion that stopping its construction would prevent the oil from being transported at all via other means. I am, however, with you if this is an imminent domain issue. I am not happy with the Supreme Court's recent interpretations on use of imminent domain for commercial interests.