LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court ordered a new hearing Friday in a dispute over who should pay the lawyer who represented landowners against the developer of the Keystone XL...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawmakers in Missouri's Republican-led state House on Monday voted to ban the use of eminent domain for a large wind-energy power line, a move that could present a major...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana appeal court heard arguments Wednesday on a lawsuit challenging state laws that let oil pipeline operators take private land for construction.
HOUSTON (AP) — Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a border wall.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school board that considered using eminent domain to obtain nearby property for a softball field and tennis court has decided to pay $3 million for the...
WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) — A gas company whose bid to build a natural gas pipeline through parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey was rejected in court says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county school board is set to vote on whether to use eminent domain to acquire nearby property to house its softball field and tennis court.
LUXEMBURG, Iowa (AP) — Some Iowa landowners are worried about sharing their property against their will with a proposed 345-kilovolt transmission line.
A federal appeals court dealt a defeat Tuesday to a gas company seeking to build a pipeline through parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in a ruling the judges conceded could change how the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at moving ahead with a proposed gas pipeline project that was blocked by state officials.
A state study released this week concluded a spot on the Hudson River waterfront that is the subject of a heated court battle is the best alternative for a ferry refueling and maintenance...
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota landowner is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his challenge of an energy company taking some of his land for a proposed natural gas pipeline near...
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is moving forward with plans to force owners to sell 12 pieces of land to make way for a downtown redevelopment project.
GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Landowners in Ohio hope to convince a federal appeals court that they were forced by a federal agency to sell their property to a pipeline builder sending large quantities of...
TINTON FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Before the stench of the landfill made life unbearable for many who live near Shafto Road, the Reeveytown section of town was a haven, a place of wild blueberry bushes...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that want to install wind-energy transmission lines on private property could face new obstacles from Nebraska landowners under a newly signed state law.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have passed a scaled-back bill that could make it harder to install wind-energy transmission lines on private property if landowners object.
DERRY, N.H. (AP) — The Salvation Army in Derry, New Hampshire, says it's looking for a new home after just one year at its location because the state said it's taking the property for a road...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Legislation that could thwart a large wind-energy power line has hit a roadblock in the Missouri Senate.
Senators were unable to come to a vote late Wednesday on a...
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Much to Gary Erb's chagrin, a natural gas pipeline now cuts across his 72-acre homestead in Conestoga Township, Pennsylvania.
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Rockland, Maine, say they're prepared to seize a waterfront roadway by eminent domain to preserve one of the two routes that provide access to the city's Harbor...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House passed legislation Thursday that could effectively block one of the nation's largest wind energy projects by prohibiting its developers from using...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a scaled-back bill that could make it harder to install wind-energy transmission lines on private property if landowners object.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to legislation that would block developers of a high-voltage power line from using eminent domain to string it across...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' budget proposal would restore local governments' power to seize private property for bike and recreational trails.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just weeks after winning a key regulatory approval, one the nation's largest wind energy projects is facing a new obstacle from Missouri legislation that could prevent...
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Supreme Court decision says utility regulators don't have authority over a city's use of eminent domain to take over a utility.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for the Pimlico Race Course owners say the city of Baltimore is trying to gain control of the racetrack and the signature Preakness Stakes race through eminent...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House is taking another crack at putting a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would affirm when state and local governments are prohibited from...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have made it harder to install new wind-energy farms in Nebraska has died in the Legislature.
Lawmakers voted 23-8 Wednesday in favor of the bill, two...
DENVER (AP) — A federal lawsuit threatens to derail a portion of the $1 billion overhaul of Denver's National Western Stock Show complex.
Colorado Public Radio reports Denver Rock Island Railroad is accusing the city of threatening to unlawfully move the rail lines by eminent domain.
WAKEFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A legal battle over a Rhode Island airport's use of eminent domain for easements onto abutters' properties is continuing.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — An attorney says Mountain Valley Pipeline can't invoke eminent domain to remove two tree-sitters protesting on land where they have no legal ownership interest.
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Terry and Lisa O'Brien originally planned to renovate their Portsmouth Avenue property overlooking the Hampton Harbor and rent it out. The view of the bustling harbor and the bridge that spans its mouth convinced them to make it their home.
Now, the O'Briens, who invested more than $1 million into their property since buying it in 2015, are concerned the state's need to replace the Neil R. Underwood Memorial Bridge in four years will force them to leave their home behind.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — Landowners in Texas Hill Country are scrambling to figure out how to reroute or stop a $2 billion natural gas pipeline proposed by a Houston-based company.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An appeals court in upstate New York has ruled in favor of landowners who are fighting against a gas company's plans to build a pipeline from Pennsylvania to Lake Ontario.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — School officials in Keizer have approved using eminent domain to acquire land from a neighboring church to address traffic issues at a high school.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — School officials in Keizer are considering using eminent domain to acquire land from a neighboring church to address traffic issues at a high school.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana court of appeals will decide whether pipeline companies seizing land under eminent domain are subject to state open record laws.
The Advocate reports the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal heard the case Wednesday. A lower court sided with the company building the 163-mile crude oil pipeline called Bayou Bridge.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of landowners along the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal in their eminent domain lawsuit against federal regulators and developers.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that had stopped construction of a massive power line through eastern Illinois.
The court's 7-0 ruling Thursday affects 35 Edgar County eminent domain actions by Ameren Transmission Co. to obtain land for the remaining section of a 375-mile cross-state power line.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Iowa landowners and an environmental group asked the Iowa Supreme Court Wednesday to declare a crude oil pipeline permit illegal under the Iowa Constitution, a decision that could force the pipeline in operation for more than a year to be turned off.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Montana-Dakota Utilities has appealed a judge's dismissal of its eminent domain proceeding for a proposed natural gas pipeline west of Minot.
North Central District Judge Gary Lee earlier this summer ruled that harm to private landowner Lavern Behm outweighed any public benefits from the pipeline. The utility is appealing the decision to the North Dakota Supreme Court.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines realty company says it has reluctantly sold prime riverfront land to the federal government under threat of having the land taken through eminent domain.
BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) — The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in South Dakota.
TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain petitions in state court against parcels of Harding County land owned by two families, The Rapid City Journal reported .
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University has received approval to use eminent domain to acquire properties where school officials want to build a baseball stadium.
Documents from the Idaho State Board of Education show the school has tentatively agreed to buy land where an eight-unit apartment complex is located, but it has been unsuccessful in negotiating the purchases of two other parcels it needs to acquire for the stadium.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with the Mountain Valley Pipeline in an eminent domain lawsuit brought by landowners in the project's path.
A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed the ruling of a lower-court judge who didn't rule on the case's constitutional issues but dismissed them, saying she lacked subject matter jurisdiction.
Justin Lugar, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said his clients are evaluating the opinion and possible next steps.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has dismissed Montana-Dakota Utilities' eminent domain lawsuit over a proposed half-mile natural gas pipeline in northern North Dakota, a decision hailed by landowner attorneys as a rare victory.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — A village board in southeast Wisconsin has deemed thousands of acres of farmland and a few dozen homes to be blighted, allowing it to seize the property for a Foxconn manufacturing complex.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Property owners in southeastern Wisconsin who believe they won't be fully compensated for land Foxconn Technology Group needs to build a $10 billion plant are appealing a ruling dismissing their case.
A dozen property owners filed a federal lawsuit in January alleging the village of Mount Pleasant's use of eminent domain is unconstitutional because it is for private rather than public benefit. They say the offers for their properties are too low.