#Eminent Domain

Central Virginian

Pipeline route comes into county’s focus

Though the developers of the proposed Chickahominy gas pipeline canceled their appearance before the Louisa County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 20, they did share a map of the proposed route. The pipeline would run parallel to Route 33 from just north of Boswells Tavern to the Cuckoo area along...
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Clay residents speak out against residential removal requests by Onondaga County

Paul and Robin Richer are childhood sweethearts who have lived on Burnet Road their entire lives. Paul described themselves as “the boy next door who ended up marrying the farmer girl.” Paul’s father built their house in 1954 and Paul was able to buy it for himself six years ago. A few weeks before Christmas, the Richer’s received a letter saying that someone wanted to buy their house for a price of $125,000. According to Paul, his house is at least double that.
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Crossroads shopping center near Disney set for demolition

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Crossroads shopping center is set to be demolished. The shopping center used to be owned by Disney World. The property was taken over by the Florida Department of Transportation through eminent domain in order to make room for a new interchange at the intersection of State Road 535 and Interstate 4 to keep up with all the growth in Central Florida, officials said.
Wicked Local

Town Meeting changed to rain date: Sunday, Sept. 26

BREWSTER -- On Sunday Brewster Special Town Meeting voters will decide whether to sign the biggest check in town history: $26 million to buy 111 acres belonging to the former Cape Cod Sea Camps. The town was hustling to complete the paperwork with the camps’ owners, the Delahanty family, prior...

PennEast shelves plan to build pipeline on public lands in New Jersey

This story originally appeared on NJ Spotlight. PennEast Pipeline Co. has dropped a plan to use New Jersey state lands for its controversial natural gas pipeline — at least for now — dealing a major blow to the long-delayed project in the state. The company’s decision not to pursue eminent-domain...

Delaware board bristles at NYC land acquisitions

Members of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors and the county attorney raised several concerns Wednesday at the board’s regular meeting about the proposed expansion of the New York City Streamside Acquisition Program into Delaware County. Thomas Snow from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Lee Alexander...

PennEast drops eminent domain plan for New Jersey pipeline

PIPELINES: PennEast drops plans to seize public lands in New Jersey for a controversial natural gas pipeline, though the company will not say whether it has abandoned the project entirely. (NJ Spotlight) CLIMATE:. • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf releases a plan to cut the state’s emissions 80% by 2050, with...
Denton Record-Chronicle

How an urban renewal plan almost erased Southeast Denton

In June 1966, about 400 residents attended a public hearing about a proposed urban renewal plan. Southeast Denton had been labeled “blighted” by a Fort Worth consulting firm the city had hired. Barry Humphries, a Master of Public Administration student at North Texas State University, documented the proposed urban renewal in his 1971 thesis. He quoted two anonymous Southeast Denton residents:

As D.C. Moves Forward On Redoing Dave Thomas Circle, Wendy’s Still Has Some Beef To Settle

The fight over one of D.C.’s most infamous fast food restaurants is over. Or is it?. On Tuesday, the Wendy’s located at the notorious intersection of Florida and New York avenues NE, informally known as Dave Thomas Circle, closed. The closure comes after D.C. claimed eminent domain on the triangular shaped lot of land on which the restaurant stood for almost four decades, seizing the land as part of a broader plan to rework the dangerous and traffic-clogged intersection. (Wendy’s did not own the land, but rather leased it for a restaurant, which was run by a franchisee.)

PennEast pumps brakes on pipeline despite Supreme Court win

The developer of the PennEast pipeline won’t use eminent domain power to acquire state-controlled land in New Jersey, prompting questions about the fate of the project three months after it scored a key win in the Supreme Court. Earlier this summer, the justices ruled that PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC could...

PennEast Ends Eminent Domain Battle in New Jersey, Citing Regulatory Uncertainty

PennEast Pipeline Co. is for now dropping its years-long efforts to condemn state-owned land in New Jersey until it has more clarity on the beleaguered project’s timeline. The state notified a federal appeals court this week that the company has agreed to voluntarily dismiss condemnation proceedings for the pipeline. Environmental groups, including the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF), suggested the move is an indication that the project won’t go forward because it can’t be built along the proposed route without the land.

PennEast pipeline pulling the plug

State officials submitted a letter to Third Circuit Court of the U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday, September 20, stating that New Jersey has reached an agreement in principle with the PennEast pipeline company, which has been seeking condemnation of 42 state lands for construction of an interstate gas pipeline.