Latest Eminent domain News

Opponents of pipeline argue land was improperly seized

Jun. 6, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Landowners in Ohio hope to convince a federal appeals court that they were forced by a federal agency to sell their property to a pipeline builder sending large quantities of natural gas to Canada. At issue is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a project that allowed...

Bill targeting wind energy line stalls in Missouri Senate

May. 9, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Legislation that could thwart a large wind-energy power line has hit a roadblock in the Missouri Senate. Senators were unable to come to a vote late Wednesday on a bill prohibiting the use of eminent domain to acquire easement rights for the Grain Belt Express power line....

Property owners protest pipeline procurement process

May. 2, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Much to Gary Erb's chagrin, a natural gas pipeline now cuts across his 72-acre homestead in Conestoga Township, Pennsylvania. To his even greater chagrin, he remains unpaid for the 6 acres (2.4 hectares) of land that were taken from him under eminent domain to build the pipeline....