TransCanada Files Eminent Domain Petitions Against Holdout Landowners

"LINCOLN, Neb. — The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline took legal action Tuesday to secure remaining right of way from a group of holdout Nebraska landowners.

A representative for Trans­Canada Corp. said eminent domain petitions were filed in nine counties against fewer than 90 landowners. The landowners represent the last people along the 1,187-mile pipeline route to refuse voluntary easement agreements.

“This is just another step in the process,” said Andrew Craig, land manager for the Keystone projects. “Eminent domain has a ring of finality, but we still remain committed to reaching voluntary agreements.”"

Joe Duggan reports for the Omaha World-Herald January 20, 2015.


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Source: Omaha World Herald, 01/21/2015