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Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, February 28, 2011
Times In-Depth: Erie's struggle with downtown living
Erie Times-News, PA – Feb 26, 2011
…When the authority acquired the building in 2007 through eminent domain, the building was boarded up, blighted and in a "state of health and safety emergency," Bossolt said. "Had the Redevelopment Authority not stepped in and taken the bold steps it did, the building would still be deteriorating or you'd have a hole in the ground," he said…

Commissioners group seeks help from state Legislature
The Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, PA – Feb 25, 2011
…Currently there are virtually no regulations on these pipelines, he added. "They don't fall under the Public Utility Commission because they are gathering lines, and we don't want them to because of eminent domain concerns," he said…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Downtown Allentown now eyed for hockey arena
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA – Feb 22, 2011
…A center city location such as Corporate Plaza would not come without challenges. The city Redevelopment Authority purchased the vacant lot in 2009, but additional properties would probably have to be acquired on the block, either by sale or eminent domain…

Waynesboro reaches right-of-way agreements with homeowners
The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, MD – Feb 22, 2011
…The borough had started eminent domain proceedings in Franklin County (Pa.) Court for the three remaining easements needed for construction equipment and fencing…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, February 18, 2011
10 properties in city certified as blighted
The Reading Eagle, Reading, PA – Feb 18, 2011
The Blighted Property Review Committee certified 10 properties Thursday as blighted. Certification means the city can take the properties by eminent domain if necessary…

Natural gas pipeline through Windsor gets approval
Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, NY – Feb 17, 2011
…Laser was denied public utility status in Pennsylvania, which would have given it eminent domain in that state. The pipeline will likely provide connections for Windsor-area gas wells if large-scale drilling in New York's portion of the Marcellus Shale formation is approved…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, February 14, 2011
PennDOT looks to seize land near Scranton-Taylor border
The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – Feb 12, 2011
…On Friday, PennDOT began the process of eminent domain by filing in Lackawanna County Court three declarations of taking. The condemnations are part of a plan to acquire rights of way that then-PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler approved in September, according to the paperwork…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, February 11, 2011
Meehan quizzes FAA official on airport expansion
Delaware County Daily Times, Primos, PA – Feb 11, 2011
…“They’re not using any kind of regional association because they choose not to — by their own words — because of revenue streams, and yet, your power of eminent domain is what they are using to take these homes…

Meehan grills FAA boss on airport plan
Delaware County Daily Times, Primos, PA – Feb 10, 2011
…"I sought clarification on eminent domain powers in relation to the Philadelphia Airport expansion," Meehan stated in a press release. "I expressed my concern about the lack of a regional planning approach by the Philadelphia International Airport."…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, February 10, 2011
SRA still mulling appeal of eminent domain ruling
The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – Feb 9, 2011
…The Scranton Redevelopment Authority is still reviewing a possible appeal of a Lackawanna County Court ruling that blocked its attempt to take two downtown properties by eminent domain, its chairman said Tuesday…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, February 03, 2011
House chairman focuses on gathering pipelines

The Daily Review, Towanda, PA – Feb 3, 2011
…Another provision permits the PUC to regulate gas pipelines without having to declare them a public utility line. This avoids the controversial issue of pipeline companies exercising eminent domain as a public utility to acquire private property for a pipeline…

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