Find out the latest in eminent domain news from around Texas.
Bailes pre-files private property rights legislation
Source: Bluebonnet News
State Representative Ernest Bailes pre-filed HB 448 to address the rights of private property owners to file complaints against entities regarding alleged misconduct while exercising eminent domain authority. HB 448 is a top priority for Bailes in Texas’ 87th legislative session.
Kinder Morgan says pipeline re-reoute is complete
Source: Hays Free Press/News Dispatch
The route of Kinder Morgan’s Permian ˙Highway Pipeline is about 99 percent mechanically complete’ through the Texas Hill Country and is on track to be carrying natural gas from West Texas to near Houston early next year.
President Trump can’t use $3.6 billion in military funds for border wall construction, federal court rules
Source: The Texas Tribune
A federal appeals court ruled late last month that President Donald Trump’s use of his emergency powers to build his long-promised border wall with military funds is illegal.
The 2-1 decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes as $3.6 billion was slated for construction of about a dozen projects, including two projects in the Laredo and El Paso areas.