Thursday, February 09, 2012

DeFazio's Bill Targets NG Pipeline From Malin To Coos Bay

DeFazio's bill targets LNG pipeline project. It would clarify the reasons a government can use exceptions to build on private land.

February 09, 2012
By Paul Fattig - Mail Tribune

Legislation aimed at protecting private property from the use of eminent domain in building a pipeline designed to export liquefied natural gas has been introduced in Congress.

In introducing the bill on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., noted the U.S. Constitution limits the use of eminent domain to actions necessary for "public use" but said that pipelines such as the one proposed from Malin to a proposed LNG terminal in Coos Bay fails that test. Instead, it would boost corporate profits while increasing domestic energy costs, he said.....Read Full Mail Tribune Article

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