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Editor: Stephen Clowney
Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Thursday, October 20, 2011

TransCanada Pipeline and Eminent Domain

From the New York Times:

A Canadian company has been threatening to confiscate private land from South Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico, and is already suing many who have refused to allow the Keystone XL pipeline on their property even though the controversial project has yet to receive federal approval.

Unsurprisingly, people are outraged:

In addition to enraging those along the proposed pipeline’s 1,700-mile path, the tactics have many people questioning whether a foreign company can pressure landowners without a permit from the State Department — the agency charged with determining whether the project is in the “national interest.”

Steve Clowney

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