Find out the latest eminent domain news for July 2022:
Landowners Lose Eminent Domain Pipeline Case, But Can Testify on Value of Land
Source: The Texan
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a pipeline company “transporting polymer-grade propylene” has eminent domain authority under the Texas Business Organizations Code to condemn land against the landowners’ wishes.
Case Offers Reminder: Property Can Be Landlocked in Texas
Source: Texas Agriculture Law Blog
A recent Waco Court of Appeals decision in Fort Worth & Western Railroad Co. v. Albert offers an important reminder that property can, indeed, be landlocked in Texas.
City pushes ahead on takeover of Austin airport’s South Terminal
Source: Community Impact Newspaper
Austin will move ahead with a lawsuit aimed at acquiring Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s South Terminal to clear the way for a long-term expansion of the travel hub.
Eminent domain proceedings approved by City Council on June 16 seek to take over the South Terminal property from its owner, LoneStar Airport Holdings.
U.S. House approves massive $31 billion “Ike Dike” project to protect Texas coast from hurricanes
Source: The Texas Tribune
The U.S. House recently approved a bill that would authorize federal agencies to begin planning for an estimated $31 billion coastal barrier project that would affect hundreds of miles of Texas coast. The bill still needs Senate approval.
Some landowners will have their land taken by the government through eminent domain if it’s in the path of the project.