Hot pink ribbons were tied to fences, trees and wooden stakes to mark the route through one farm in Stamping Ground where two energy companies would install a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids generated by fracking in states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Court of Appeals rules pipeline company does not have power of eminent domain in Kentucky
By: Greg Kocher
In a 3-0 decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals said Friday that Bluegrass Pipeline LLC did not have the power of eminent domain because it was not a utility regulated by the Public Service Commission.
Because the natural gas liquids are not directly reaching Kentucky consumers, “the pipeline cannot said to be in the public service of Kentucky,” the court said.
The decision is a victory for landowners who had opposed efforts to put a natural gas liquids pipeline across 13 Kentucky counties, said Tom FitzGerald, the attorney who represented a group called Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, or KURED.
“My clients are […]