Activists Shut Down A Pipeline — But Their Fight Isn’t Over

By Leanna First-Arai, Truthout. -

As the dust settles on their victory, the coalition of activists and community members that opposed the Byhalia Connection oil pipeline in greater Memphis, Tennessee — which developers officially [...]

Courts Question Pipeline Builders’ Use Of Eminent Domain To Take Land

By Phil McKenna, -

A recent federal court ruling could give states more authority to oppose natural gas pipeline projects by limiting the controversial use of eminent domain—the mandatory sale of private or [...]

School Board Drops Bid To Obtain Rockwool Property By Eminent Domain

By Anne Meador, -

Ranson, W.Va.–The Jefferson County Board of Education will no longer pursue condemnation of Rockwool’s property to build a educational center to provide services for student with special needs. [...]

Activist Arrested, Placed in Solitary For Monitoring Pipeline Construction On Her Property

By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog -

On Tuesday, July 26, Sunoco Pipeline L.P. filed paperwork with a Pennsylvania court claiming that retired special education teacher Ellen Gerhart, 63, had violated an injunction. Three days [...]

Property Owners Spoil Dominion’s Party In Richmond

By Staff, -

By Staff of Americans for Personal Property, Energy, & Landowners - Representatives of energy giant Dominion Resources were caught off guard this week by landowners outraged over the company’s [...]

For-Profit Pipeline Company Claims ‘Public Benefit’ In Seizing Private Lands

By Larry Buhl, -

By Larry Buhl for Desmog Blog. New and protracted battles in the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) war are breaking out across Pennsylvania and other states near the Marcellus Shale over [...]

Anti-Pipeline Activists, Eminent Domain Experts Gather In Atlanta

By Mark Hand, -

By Mark Hand for DC Media Group - Private property rights activists and environmentalists met in Georgia June 14-15 to discuss strategies for fighting energy companies’ growing use of eminent [...]

Protestors Takes To Trees As Pipeline’s Chainsaws Approach

By Reid Frazier, -

By Reid Frazier for The Allegheny Front - As the chain saws revved nearby, Elise Gerhart was literally up a tree Tuesday protesting a pipeline slated to course through her family’s wooded [...]

Armed U.S. Marshals Enforce Eminent Domain

By John Zangas, -

By John Zangas of DC Media Group. New Milford, PA - The land of the free got a little smaller this week when cutters from Williams Partners Company began clear-cutting trees on the [...]

Protesters Shut Down Eminent Domain Hearing In Monkton

By Michael Polhamus, -

By Michael Polhamus for Battleboro Reformer - MONKTON, VT - Protesters shut down an eminent domain hearing Wednesday in Monkton's Volunteer Fire Department Hall. The demonstration delayed what [...]

Outrageous Tolls Are Causing An Anti-Toll Movement

By Terri Hall, -

Bob Poole of the Reason Foundation has decided to pick a fight he can’t win. He just published an article personally attacking anti-toll group leaders across the nation, and he had a extra [...]

Stopping Foreclosure – New Lamps For Old

By Dave Petrovich, -

Once upon a time, financing the purchase of a home with a mortgage loan, compared to today, was much simpler. After saving the customary 20% down payment, the borrower would meet with the local [...]