Eminent Domain. Legal news and articles for April 17 - 25, 2017

Des Moines initiates eminent domain process for new facilityThe use and abuse of eminent domain around the worldDenver Post: Update Colorado's 'forced-pooling' lawEminent domain bill draws positive remarksTransco not following state eminent domain rulesLawyers Gear Up to Protect South Texas Landowners from Border Wall Land GrabsFight Over Oil & Gas Eminent Domain Bill OngoingRPT-INSIGHT-Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipelineLast stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipelineProperty Snatchers: How Eminent Domain Can Leave You Without a HomeProperty Snatchers: How Eminent Domain Can Leave You Without a HomeDeFazio talks roads, Russia, healthcare, harbors and wallNorth Dakota's Newest Big Bad WolfDeFazio talks roads, Russia, healthcare, harbors and wallTexas landowners, facing pipelines and border walls, push for eminent domain reform

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MCA tackles eminent domain
High Plains JournalMarch 26, 2017

Deering said the motivation behind the need to address eminent domain laws is the Missouri Public Service Commission's continuous debate over whether or not to grant the power of eminent domain to Clean Line Energy and its Grain Belt Express project.more »

Georgia editorial roundup
McClatchy Washington BureauApril 5, 2017

That all stopped in 2006 when the General Assembly enacted a law requiring cities to keep property obtained by eminent domain for at least 20 years and to use it for public purposes in the meantime. Keeping the property in the city's hands for 20 years ...more »

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Des Moines initiates eminent domain process for new facility
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerApril 25, 2017

"Eminent domain can take months if not a full year because there's plenty of protections for the property owners — rightfully so — under state law," said Scott Sanders, city manager. Sanders said the city would like to acquire the land as soon as ...more »

The use and abuse of eminent domain around the world
Washington PostApril 24, 2017

My new co-edited book Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective, has just been published by Cambridge University Press. The other editors are Korean law and economics scholars Iljoong Kim and Hojun Lee. It looks at the use and abuse of eminent ...more »

Denver Post: Update Colorado's 'forced-pooling' law
Journal AdvocateApril 24, 2017

Under the statute, an operator can gain access to a property owner's oil and gas rights, even if that landowner is opposed to selling or leasing. As reported nearby in our pages, critics call forced pooling a form of corporate eminent domain. Colorado ...more »

Eminent domain bill draws positive remarks
ReporterNews.comApril 23, 2017

The bill seeks steps to protect private property owners from abuse in the eminent domain process whereby land is taken by private corporations and government entities for “public good.” “Private law abiding citizens should not emerge from the eminent ...more »

Transco not following state eminent domain rules
Newnan Times-HeraldApril 23, 2017

Transco claims that, as a project cleared through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and built under the Natural Gas Act of 1938, Georgia's eminent domain laws don't apply to the 115-mile Dalton Expansion project. “We are actually pre-empted from ...more »

Lawyers Gear Up to Protect South Texas Landowners from Border Wall Land Grabs
San Antonio CurrentApril 21, 2017

For South Texas landowners, Donald Trump's presidential win came as a warning shot. With a campaign centered on the rallying cry "Build that wall," Trump's election meant their private property may soon be crowded with unwanted construction — and may ...more »

Fight Over Oil & Gas Eminent Domain Bill Ongoing
CBS LocalApril 20, 2017

(CBS4) – Oil and gas companies in Colorado are using a familiar tactic — eminent domain — to acquire mineral rights from homeowners and drill beneath homes. Right now ... Becker said the law is also meant to insure all mineral owners get paid. He ...more »

RPT-INSIGHT-Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline
NasdaqApril 20, 2017

If the route is approved, Jorde said the firm plans to file legal challenges, potentially challenging TransCanada's right to use eminent domain law to seize property. Eminent domain allows for the government to expropriate private land in the public ...more »

Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline
West Central TribuneApril 19, 2017

If the route is approved, Jorde said the firm plans to file legal challenges, potentially challenging TransCanada's right to use eminent domain law to seize property. Eminent domain allows for the government to expropriate private land in the public ...more »

Property Snatchers: How Eminent Domain Can Leave You Without a Home
Realtor.com NewsApril 19, 2017

Eminent domain has been on the rise across the country for a few years now, says Robert McNamara, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, a public-interest law firm based in Arlington, VA, that defends against such cases. It dates to the time ...more »

Property Snatchers: How Eminent Domain Can Leave You Without a Home
Realtor.com NewsApril 19, 2017

Eminent domain has been on the rise across the country for a few years now, says Robert McNamara, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, a public-interest law firm based in Arlington, VA, that defends against such cases. It dates to the time ...more »

DeFazio talks roads, Russia, healthcare, harbors and wall
Coos Bay WorldApril 18, 2017

"I don't like the idea of eminent domain but it is the law and it certainly is not going anywhere with this congress and this administration.” When questioned about Congress' investigation into the Trump Administration's ties to Russia, DeFazio was ...more »

North Dakota's Newest Big Bad Wolf
Bakken.comApril 18, 2017

“It appears to me that eminent domain is being used not the way it was intended but because you have private businesses using it,” attorney Derrick Braaten said. ... “We have represented landowners who have been impacted by WAWSA (Western Area Water ...more »

DeFazio talks roads, Russia, healthcare, harbors and wall
Coos Bay WorldApril 18, 2017

"I don't like the idea of eminent domain but it is the law and it certainly is not going anywhere with this congress and this administration.” When questioned about Congress' investigation into the Trump Administration's ties to Russia, DeFazio was ...more »

Texas landowners, facing pipelines and border walls, push for eminent domain reform
ConsumerAffairsApril 17, 2017

A coalition of hunters, conservationists, farmers, and ranchers are lobbying Texas lawmakers to support a bill that would reform the state's eminent domain laws and offer landowners more protections against industry and the federal government. While ...more »

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