Heightened drilling activity and pipeline construction in the more densely urbanized parts of the City of Fort Worth has exposed an increasing number of citizens to the condemnation process. Affected citizens have banded together to educate themselves on the eminent domain authority of private entities and have increasingly voiced their opposition to certain condemnation practices by pipeline companies. Pipeline companies have faced heightened resistance from urban citizens to acquiesce to their threats of condemnation. This paper outlines the major issues landowners face in condemnation and addresses legislation and other changes to the legal landscape of condemnation in Texas.
John A. Chalk Sr. & Sadie Harrison-Fincher,
Eminent Domain Power Granted to Private Pipeline Companies Meets With Greater Resistance From Property Owners in Urban Rather Than Rural Areas,
Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37419/TWLR.V16.I1.3