17 Apr '18, 4am

Landowners Question If Pipeline Companies Seizing Land to Export Oil and Gas Counts as ‘Public Good’ https://t.co/cmlHHQZ8vk

Hope Rosinski kept watch over the construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline as one of its segments was installed on her land in Arcadia Parish, Louisiana. While she had signed an agreement allowing Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC , a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, to use her property, she had little choice in the matter and she didn’t want the pipeline there. Like anyone along the route of proposed oil or gas pipelines, Rosinski was in a position where, had she not signed the agreement, her land would have been taken anyway by virtue of eminent domain — a right the government can assert to seize private property for public use. So she negotiated the best contract she could, which included a clause specifying that the company could not begin work until all its permits were in place. But with the crude oil export ban lifted and liquefied natural gas (LNG ) exports on the ...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/04/16/louisiana-landowner...

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