Pipeline Cos., Texas Landowners Seek Eminent Domain Clarity

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Pipeline operators and landowners told a Texas House committee Monday that state eminent domain rules need to be changed to clarify the impact of recent court decisions on whether pipelines have the authority to condemn land.

The House Land and Resource Management Committee, in an interim hearing, heard testimony about two pipeline cases before the state’s high court: one that gives courts the power to rule on whether a pipeline has the authority to condemn land and another pending case that opens the question of how...
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