Bluegrass Pipeline http://wkms.org en Eminent Domain Measure Fails to Pass this Legislative Session http://wkms.org/post/eminent-domain-measure-fails-pass-legislative-session <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">It appears condemnation issues related to a natural gas liquids pipeline project in Kentucky will be left up to the judicial system.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Some residents living along the proposed route of the Bluegrass Pipeline had sought legislative clarification of eminent domain law. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Senate President Robert Stivers believes the matter should stay in the courts for now.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:12:25 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39590 at http://wkms.org Eminent Domain Measure Fails to Pass this Legislative Session Judge Rules Bluegrass Pipeline Companies Don't Have Power of Eminent Domain http://wkms.org/post/judge-rules-bluegrass-pipeline-companies-dont-have-power-eminent-domain A Franklin County judge has ruled in favor of Kentucky residents who challenged whether companies have the power to invoke eminent domain to build a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline across the state.<p>Judge Phillip Shepherd found that Kentucky law doesn't allow the developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline to use eminent domain to force unwilling landowners to hand over portions of their property for the pipeline. The Bluegrass Pipeline would carry natural gas liquids--like butane, propane and ethane--across Kentucky to the Gulf of Mexico. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:07:10 +0000 Erica Peterson 39480 at http://wkms.org Judge Rules Bluegrass Pipeline Companies Don't Have Power of Eminent Domain Kentucky House Passes Eminent Domain Bill Aimed at Bluegrass Pipeline http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-passes-eminent-domain-bill-aimed-bluegrass-pipeline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would prevent the builders of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline from using eminent domain.</span></p><p>Lawmakers voted 75 to 16 in support of the measure, which is <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/bluegrass-pipeline">aimed at the Bluegrass Pipeline. </a>The pipeline would cross a handful of Kentucky counties and carry the product of natural gas drilling in the northeast.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:17:34 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39431 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Passes Eminent Domain Bill Aimed at Bluegrass Pipeline House Committee Hears Eminent Domain and Bluegrass Pipeline Debate http://wkms.org/post/house-committee-hears-eminent-domain-and-bluegrass-pipeline-debate <p></p><p>The hotly-debated issue of eminent domain as it relates to the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline project got a lengthy hearing at the State Capitol Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p>The pipeline proposed to travel through a sizable section of central and western Kentucky has been a topic of debate for months.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:08:21 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38811 at http://wkms.org House Committee Hears Eminent Domain and Bluegrass Pipeline Debate Group Files Lawsuit Seeking Clarification on Eminent Domain for Bluegrass Pipeline http://wkms.org/post/group-files-lawsuit-seeking-clarification-eminent-domain-bluegrass-pipeline A group of Kentuckians that opposes the use of eminent domain for a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/189650685/KUREDeclaratoryAction-12-5-13" target="_blank">has filed a lawsuit</a>, hoping to clarify the state’s laws.<p>Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain (KURE) filed the <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/189650685/KUREDeclaratoryAction-12-5-13" target="_blank">declaratory judgment action</a> in Franklin County Circuit Court this afternoon. The group is asking the court to clarify whether the <a href="http://bluegrasspipeline.com/" target="_blank">Bluegrass Pipeline</a>—a project that build 500 miles of new pipeline across Kentucky and Ohio to carry natural gas liquids from gas fracking operations—could invoke eminent domain if landowners in the pipeline’s path refuse to grant easements. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:11:37 +0000 Erica Peterson 37116 at http://wkms.org Group Files Lawsuit Seeking Clarification on Eminent Domain for Bluegrass Pipeline Proposed Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Opponents Deliver Petition to KY Governor http://wkms.org/post/proposed-natural-gas-liquids-pipeline-opponents-deliver-petition-ky-governor <p></p><p>FRANKFORT—Opponents of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky delivered a petition to Gov. Steve Beshear's office <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1801873998" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Tuesday</span></span> morning, citing concerns over the project's impact on the state's environment and asking the governor to block it. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:38:22 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36321 at http://wkms.org Proposed Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Opponents Deliver Petition to KY Governor Watchdog Group Wants Special Session On Pipeline http://wkms.org/post/watchdog-group-wants-special-session-pipeline <p></p><p>Government watchdog group Common Cause of Kentucky is urging Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special session this fall.</p><p>The session would seek to pass legislation protecting private landowners from companies wanting to use eminent domain for a controversial pipeline project. The Bluegrass Pipeline is being built by Williams Co. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners of Texas. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:13:23 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 35210 at http://wkms.org Watchdog Group Wants Special Session On Pipeline