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Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Commonwealth Court panel reverses trial court in eminent domain case involving PPL Electric
The Pennsylvania Record - May 14, 2013
A Pennsylvania utility has come out on the losing end in the appeals stage of an eminent domain case in which a property owner contended that the defendant improperly attempted to take possession of its land to construct and maintain electrical lines and facilities...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Pipeline planners' timetable delayed
The Daily Star,Oneonta, NY – Jan 17, 2013
If the license is awarded, the company would have eminent domain power to gain easements to properties along the route, even over the objections of landowners.

PUC rejects PPL's attempt at eminent domain in lower Northumberland County
The News Item, Shamokin, PA – Jan 12, 2013
HARRISBURG - Two administrative law judges from the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) made a recommendation to deny nine applications of eminent domain filed by PPL Electric Utilities, including seven properties in Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County….

Dalmatia area landowners win land dispute
The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA – Jan 10, 2013
PPL had requested to the PUC that it wanted to exercise eminent domain over several properties for a proposed Dalmatia to Richfield 69-kilovolt transmission line project…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, November 19, 2012
Centralia defendants ask for stay on discovery process while dismissal sought
News Item, Shamokin, PA - Nov 15, 2012
…The group says all the eminent domain proceedings should be stopped because CCRA and the state withdrew their petitions to take one property, the Netchel property, and in their request, asked for all documents related to that case as well…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Land banks are newest anti-blight tool
Standard Speaker, Hazleton, PA – Oct 30, 2012
…The law seeks to allay private property concerns by specifically saying that land banks don't have the power to take property by eminent domain, said Yaw. He held several hearings on the legislation as chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee…

Judge says coal company had no right to coal under Flight 93 crash site
Daily American, Somerset, PA - Oct 25, 2012
As part of a pending civil lawsuit, a Pittsburgh senior federal judge determined that Svonavec Inc. did not establish that it possessed any right to mine the coal under the Flight 93 National Memorial at the time the United States acquired the company's land by eminent domain, other than eight acres not in dispute…

Johnson Refutes ‘Land Grab’ In Pt. Breeze — Will Meet Developers
The PublicRecord, Philadelphia, Pa – Oct 25, 2012
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson wants to sit down with developers who are concerned about the City’s plan to acquire property through eminent domain in Point Breeze…

Council votes to take Elks, Klahr buildings by eminent domain
Press andJournal, Middletown, PA – Oct 24, 2012
Middletown Borough Council voted 7-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 16 to acquire the Elks Theatre building at the corner of Union and Emaus streets in downtown Middletown by eminent domain, the latest move in an ongoing dispute between council and the Greater Middletown Economic Development Corporation (GMEDC), which owns the building…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, October 22, 2012
Flight 93 site ruled off limits to mining
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA - Oct 22, 2012
Nearly 300 acres in rural Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, have been taken by eminent domain, but the rights to the coal underneath the land have been a point of contention…

Judge agrees, no mining under Flight 93 site
The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA – Oct 19, 2012
In an order handed down this week, U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose said Svonavec Inc. of Somerset failed to prove it had the right to mine coal under the memorial site at the time the land was taken through eminent domain...

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