Pipeline Companies Fight for Right to Take Property in Eagle Ford

The Texas Supreme Court could decide by later this week if it will reconsider its opinion on the use of eminent domain by companies to take private land. At issue: companies that want to build pipelines to transport oil and gas as the need surges with increased drilling.

Those companies say the opinion the Court issued last August is now allowing the owners of private land to hold pipeline companies “hostage” and “extort” money from them.


Source: NPR  http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2012/02/13/pipeline-companies-fight-for-right-to-take-property/