By CHRISTY HOPPE
Dallas Morning News Austin Bureau
SUMNER — The line across Julia Trigg Crawford’s family farm is practically nothing — a rivet in a skyscraper, a pebble on the highway, just four football fields out of the 1,700 miles that would constitute the Keystone XL pipeline.
But as the 6-foot former Lady Aggie basketball standout spreads her arms marking the planned route across her field of coastal grass, she presents a formidable obstacle for pipeline companies.
“The line in the sand for my family is that we don’t believe a foreign company building a pipeline to put money in their pockets can take a Texan’s land. If you’re going to take it, you’re going to have to prove you can,” Crawford said.