Texas High Court Denies Denbury Eminent Domain For Pipeline

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 7:54 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed a lower court’s decision allowing Denbury Resources Inc. to use eminent domain for a carbon dioxide pipeline, ruling the company had not sufficiently shown a public use that would justify taking private property.

In a ruling that reaffirmed its Aug. 26 decision in the case, the Texas high court denied a motion for rehearing and restated that Texas Rice Land Partners Ltd. has the right to challenge the taking in court and that a common-carrier permit granted by the...
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