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GC Files Opposition - Eminent Domain Over Gasline

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January 29 2012

The Pennsylvania Game Commission filed a protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission objecting to Central New York Oil and Gas Co. LLC’s attempt take over land the commission manages.

PGC stated, "If FERC allows [Central New York Oil and Gas Co.] to file eminent domain proceedings against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it will bring into contention the implicit federal preemption of state's regulatory authority. The inequitable burden placed on Pennsylvania's wildlife resources is in stark contrast to a project that neither increases the capacity of the downstream gas delivery system, nor increases the supply of gas feeding into the gas supply system, but at best only allocates the direction gas will flow for the private pecuniary benefit of some at the expense of efficiency and economy for all."

The PGC said its interests in maintaining control over state game lands in Bradford County, Pa., outweigh the interests of CNYOG in forcing an eminent domain action. This issue will undoubtedly continue be hotly contested.


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Re: GC Files Opposition - Eminent Domain Over Gasline

Related article. Not linking it as the site upgrade has rendered that feature useless -


Landowners fight pipeline co.'s eminent domain land grab in Pa.'s Marcellus Shale gas field

LAPORTE, Pa. (AP) -- When federal regulators approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Pennsylvania's pristine Endless Mountains, they cited the operator's assurances that it would make sparing use of eminent domain as it negotiated with more than 150 property owners along the pipeline's route.

Yet a few days after winning approval for its $250 million MARC 1 pipeline in the heart of the giant Marcellus Shale gas field, the company began condemnation proceedings against nearly half of the landowners -- undercutting part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval rationale and angering landowners.

Some of the landowners are now fighting the company in court, complaining that Central New York Oil and Gas Company LLC steamrolled them by refusing to negotiate in good faith on monetary compensation and the pipeline's location. Their attorneys say CNYOG has skirted Pennsylvania's eminent domain rules.

The company, a subsidiary of Inergy LP of Kansas City, Mo., insists it's trying to reach a "fair settlement" with all property owners and wants to be a good neighbor.

The dispute could foreshadow eminent domain battles to come as more pipelines are approved and built to carry shale gas to market in states like Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/a...-est-1.3490814

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/l...field-15477361

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