TransCanada Eminent Domain Cases May Prompt Policy Reform

Law360, Houston (December 5, 2012, 9:22 PM EST) -- Following another Texas appeals court decision that some claim bolsters TransCanada Corp.’s power to seize property for its Keystone XL Pipeline, policymakers are pushing back with plans to introduce legislation that would balance landowners’ rights with the needs of the state’s exploding oil and gas industry.

A representative for Texas Rep. Rene Oliveira told Law360 on Wednesday that the Democratic lawmaker, who chairs the state's House Land and Resource Management Committee, was working to develop legislation to reform the process TransCanada and other oil and gas...
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