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No Basis For FERC Eminent Domain Fight, Pipeline Cos. Say

Law360, New York (January 3, 2018, 6:42 PM EST) -- Developers of two East Coast pipelines have urged a D.C. federal judge to nix a landowner coalition’s suit claiming the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s permitting process unconstitutionally allows developers to seize property through eminent domain, arguing the landowners are trying to short-circuit FERC’s authority to review pipelines.

Dozens of landowners along the proposed routes of the $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina and the $3.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia argue that the eminent domain authority within...
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