Judge Halts TransCanada’s Use Of Eminent Domain On Nebraskans For Keystone Pipeline

Posted by Mike Confino, February 15, 2015

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A Nebraska district judge has halted TransCanada’s attempts to use eminent domain to force landowners to turn over their land for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, an act that anti-Keystone activists are calling a major win.

Nebraska State District Court Judge Mark Kozisek issued a temporary injunction against TransCanada on Thursday after a hearing during which nearly 70 landowners called on the judge to grant the injunction. The injunction will remain in place until Nebraska’s Supreme Court takes up the landowners’ case against state law LB1161, which gave TransCanada the right to use eminent domain against the landowners.

via Judge Halts TransCanada’s Use Of Eminent Domain On Nebraskans For Keystone Pipeline | ThinkProgress.