Friday, September 09, 2016
Protecting Americans From Eminent Domain Overreach
At age 21, I was delighted to write an 11,500 word investigative article, "The Big Sluice," that helped environmentalists, farmers, ranchers, et al. to persuade Congress to stop coal slurry pipelines in 1978. How? By denying eminent domain powers sought by Bechtel, Big Oil, Big Coal and the Who's Who of Houston. Did you know that two more state legislatures voted to deny eminent domain for pipelines this year? Here's an AP article from the Bismarck (ND) Tribune. How cool is that?