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Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, July 25, 2011
Arena area land owners feel frozen out
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA – Jul 24, 2011
…Still, Pawlowski said any owner who does not agree to sell will force the city to file eminent domain papers against the property. Asked when that would happen, Pawlowski would only say "soon."…

George: Governor’s Shale Commission falls short of responsibilities, Clearfield, PA – Jul 23, 2011
…George remains adamant that the right of a landowner to lease – or not lease – his or her land must be protected, and he opposes any policy that allows eminent domain to be declared on a landowner….

Shale panel offers blueprint for future
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA – Jul 23, 2011
…"It's eminent domain, and you really have to have incredibly strong reasons to impose eminent domain," Mr. Costa said…

Land sale raises thorny issue
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA - Jul 23, 2011
…And that, Mary Harris says, is where the trouble all began, leading up to now, when a portion of the Harris land is in an eminent domain proceeding with Bear Creek Township…

Safeguards ensure eminent domain fair
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA – Jul 23, 2011
…But the Philadelphia-based attorney, who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in eminent domain proceedings, said U.S. law recognizes the need for government entities to sometimes have the ability take property against someone’s will…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Editorial: No forced pooling
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA – Jul 20, 2011
…"I do not believe in private eminent domain, and forced pooling would be exactly that," he told an industry gathering in April, according to ProPublica…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, July 18, 2011
Bethlehem steps up fight against blight
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA – Jul 17, 2011
…That property along with five others received the blight designation last month, a necessary step if the city's Redevelopment Authority is to take control of the property through eminent domain. It's the most property the city has designated as blighted in recent memory…

Trade association asks PUC to reconsider public utility status
The Citizens’ Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA – Jul 16, 2011
…The determination of utility status would expose pipeline companies to an additional layer of regulation, but also give the companies the right to condemn property by eminent domain, a contentious issue in areas of Marcellus Shale drilling...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, July 15, 2011
EPA questions need for gas line through Pa. forest
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA (Associated Press) – Jul 14, 2011
…Central New York Oil and Gas Company LLC is seeking regulatory approval to use eminent domain, if necessary, to acquire land for its MARC 1 pipeline in Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Team 4: City Taking Longtime Business With Eminent Domain
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA – Jul 13, 2011
…The city's Municipal Authority has a pumping station next door to the welding shop, but that station isn't big enough to handle the needs of a $60 million expansion, and the authority is taking the welding shop by eminent domain...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Mirabito voices opposition to eminent domain without environmental assessment, Williamsport, PA – Jul 13, 2011
…"The company is seeking a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, which will give it eminent domain. We have asked FERC to look at the cumulative environmental impacts…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, July 11, 2011
July 21 Webinar to Focus on Natural Gas Pipelines, Clearfield, PA – Jul 11, 2011
…“Many people are concerned about eminent domain as it relates to pipelines,” he said. “In reality the type of pipeline — whether it’s a gathering line or an interstate transmission line — will determine who provides regulatory oversight and whether eminent domain is possible.”…

Mount Rose makeover means businesses must move out
York Daily Record, York, PA – Jul 9, 2011
…PennDOT will negotiate with the property owners. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the state could file to take the property by eminent domain….

Editorial: Trenton officials should court Adirondack Phantoms to replace Trenton Devils hockey team
The Times, Trenton, NJ – Jul 8, 2011
…Those plans have stalled, and Allentown is now resorting to eminent domain to obtain the downtown property for the arena, a process that could take years. Allentown officials have already acknowledged that a new arena would open in 2013 at the earliest…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, July 08, 2011
Metering station is going up north
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA – Jul 8, 2011
…Dickinson said the company aims to minimize threats to public safety and damage to the environment while choosing its routes and project sites, in addition to finding landowners to work with because the company does not have the power of eminent domain in Pennsylvania…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Hockey arena site forces day-care center to find new home
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA – Jul 5, 2011
…With Allentown threatening to acquire properties for the project through eminent domain, building owner Marian Rush said she has a contract to sell the building to the city for an undisclosed amount…

Editorial: YDR Opinion: The I-83 strip tease
York Daily Record, York, PA – Jul 5, 2011
…There will be a price to pay. But in the cause of safety, those costs, in higher taxes and loss of land through the proper use of eminent domain, are easily justified…

4th July Fireworks 2011 Live Stream, Point State Park web cam feed
Westmoreland Times, Greensburg, PA – Jul 2, 2011
…Point State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 36 acres (150,000 m2) in Downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, forming the Ohio River. Built on land acquired via eminent domain from industrial enterprises in the 1950s…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, July 01, 2011
Analysis: U.S. shale gas sector girds for next battle: pipeline
Reuters – Jul 1, 2011
…The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, if it comes down to it, can always employ eminent domain to lay pipelines, if getting gas to market is deemed in the greater public interest, analysts say…

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