'Without just compensation': Louisiana gives pipeline owners broad authority to seize land

December 6, 2019

...Pam Spees, a lawyer with the Center for Constitutional Rights, said that essentially, all an oil company has to do to claim eminent domain rights is prove that they are an oil company. “In short,” she said, “they do not need Louisiana’s permission before running their pipeline through the state.” ... 

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December 6, 2019