Find out the latest eminent domain news in Texas for March 2022:
Texas Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Eminent Domain Pipeline Case
Source: The Texan
The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments on February 23 in a case to determine whether a company has eminent domain authority to build a pipeline across private land to carry a product other than crude petroleum.
The case is between the Hlavinka family, which owns over 15,000 acres of land in Brazoria County, and the HSC Pipeline Partnership.
U.S. carbon pipeline proposals trigger backlash over potential land seizures
A flurry of proposed carbon pipelines in the U.S. Midwest has triggered a battle over whether companies behind the projects should be allowed to seize land from unwilling property owners to secure a route.
How state regulators and legislators deal with the issue will have huge implications for the emerging U.S. carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry.
U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Private Company Can Exercise Federal Condemnation Authority Over State-Owned Land
Source: JD Supra
The U.S. Supreme Court shocked many observers with its recent decision in PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey by holding that sovereign immunity does not insulate State-owned land from being condemned by a private company in a federal lawsuit.