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Nebraska Judge Halts TransCanada’s Use Of Eminent Domain For Keystone Route

A Nebraska judge has issued a temporary injunction barring TransCanada from using eminent domain to force landowners to sell rights allowing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on their property. Pipeline owner TransCanada said it will suspend all e...

A Nebraska judge has issued a temporary injunction barring TransCanada from using eminent domain to force landowners to sell rights allowing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on their property.

A sign marks the ground covering TransCanada's Keystone I pipeline outside of Steele City, Nebraska. A district court judge temporarily barred TransCanada from using eminent domain to claim land along the proposed Keystone XL route through the state. (Photo by Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images) | Lucas Oleniuk via Getty Images

The company said that 90 percent of Nebraska landowners along the route have accepted “generous” offers to allow the pipeline on their land.  “With that said, we are committed to working respectfully with all landowners as shown by today’s decision to stay eminent domain actions until there is a final resolution of the plaintiffs’ claims,” said Cooper.

Source: The Huffington Post (8282 Articles)
Written by Kate Sheppard