Bluegrass Pipeline

Environment
2:14 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Bluegrass Pipeline's Developer Is Appealing the Eminent Domain Ruling

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 11:47 am

Despite the fact that the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline has been suspended, the companies behind the project are appealing a circuit court decision that found they don’t have the right of eminent domain.

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Government
3:17 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Energy Companies Halt Bluegrass Pipeline Project Citing Low Customer Committment

Two companies funding the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline have announced that they're halting the project after receiving insufficient customer support to continue. 

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Government
3:12 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Eminent Domain Measure Fails to Pass this Legislative Session

Senate President Robert Stivers (R)
Credit Legislative Research Commission

It appears condemnation issues related to a natural gas liquids pipeline project in Kentucky will be left up to the judicial system. 

Some residents living along the proposed route of the Bluegrass Pipeline had sought legislative clarification of eminent domain law.  

Senate President Robert Stivers believes the matter should stay in the courts for now.

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Environment
6:07 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Judge Rules Bluegrass Pipeline Companies Don't Have Power of Eminent Domain

Erica Peterson WFPL

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 3:13 pm

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.

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Environment
7:17 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Kentucky House Passes Eminent Domain Bill Aimed at Bluegrass Pipeline

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would prevent the builders of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline from using eminent domain.

Lawmakers voted 75 to 16 in support of the measure, which is aimed at the Bluegrass Pipeline. The pipeline would cross a handful of Kentucky counties and carry the product of natural gas drilling in the northeast.

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Politics
8:08 am
Thu February 20, 2014

House Committee Hears Eminent Domain and Bluegrass Pipeline Debate

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. 

The pipeline proposed to travel through a sizable section of central and western Kentucky has been a topic of debate for months. 

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Environment
2:11 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Group Files Lawsuit Seeking Clarification on Eminent Domain for Bluegrass Pipeline

Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline rallied in Frankfort this summer.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Originally published on Thu December 5, 2013 2:17 pm

A group of Kentuckians that opposes the use of eminent domain for a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky has filed a lawsuit, hoping to clarify the state’s laws.

Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain (KURE) filed the declaratory judgment action in Franklin County Circuit Court this afternoon. The group is asking the court to clarify whether the Bluegrass Pipeline—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.

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Government
4:38 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Proposed Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Opponents Deliver Petition to KY Governor

The governor's secretary, Debi Gall, receives the petition from Sister Claire McGowan.
Credit Jonathan Meador/Kentucky Public Radio

FRANKFORT—Opponents of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky delivered a petition to Gov. Steve Beshear's office Tuesday morning, citing concerns over the project's impact on the state's environment and asking the governor to block it.

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Environment
7:13 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Watchdog Group Wants Special Session On Pipeline

Government watchdog group Common Cause of Kentucky is urging Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special session this fall.

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.

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