property rights

7:51am

Fri June 6, 2014
Environment

Flipping the script on eminent domain

Catherine Holleran, (Right) and daughter Megan at home in New Milford, Pennsylvania.
Matt Martin/WSKG

The federal government is considering an application to build a natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to Schoharie County in New York. Often, the pipeline companies will use the threat of eminent domain as a way to pressure landowners into signing a lease agreement. But some landowners and activist groups are calling their bluff.

A short hike up the hill from Catherine Holleran’s house in New Milford, Pennsylvania is a small grove of maple trees.

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