Keystone Pipeline's Legacy In Texas Condemnation Law

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 9:33 PM EST) -- Construction of the 485-mile-long southern portion of the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline system (known as the Gulf Coast Project) is scheduled to be completed and operational by the end of 2013, but it leaves a legacy of contentious NIMBY (not in my backyard) disputes between landowners and pipeline companies.

Environmental and land use controversies surrounding the Keystone Pipeline, coupled with public sentiment favoring private land-ownership rights, have led to widely publicized battles between pipeline companies and landowners. Recent court decisions favoring landowners in condemnation cases have raised...
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