Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Foreign Outfit Armed With Eminent Domain Power Scores Favorable Appeals Court Ruling In Effort To Grab Property From Texas Landowners For Pipeline Construction

In Beaumont, Texas, The Southeast Texas Record reports:

  • The Ninth Court of Appeals affirmed on Nov. 29 a ruling that denied summary judgment against TransCanada Keystone Pipeline – a foreign company armed with the power of eminent domain.

    TransCanada had filed a petition for condemnation against Rhinoceros Ventures Group Inc. and Batson Corridor, asserting that it is the owner and economic operator of the Keystone Pipeline System, which includes the Keystone Gulf Coast Section, court papers say.

    According to TransCanada, Gulf Coast is a common carrier pipeline that, upon completion, will extend from across Texas from Fannin County to Nederland in Jefferson County. The entity claims it enjoys common carrier status, giving it the right to take land from landowners for the construction of its pipeline.

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