Texas Energy Co. Loses Bid To Condemn Land For Wind Project

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT) -- A Texas state judge on Monday blocked Lone Star Transmission Co.'s bid to construct part of a major wind power transmission line on a West Texas ranch, ruling condemnation of the land would interfere with a proposed airport.

According to Eastland County Court Judge Monte Lawlis’ order granting summary judgment to Wilks Ranch Texas Ltd., while Lone Star had been granted eminent domain authority to help it build its 330-mile stretch of transmission line, it hadn’t proven the public purpose or necessity of an easement to...
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