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Mon Dec 8, 2014, 01:49 AM

Shale gas pipeline developer threatens to seize land

The developer of a $750 million natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania into New York has threatened to seize land from reluctant landowners through eminent domain.

A letter obtained by the Albany Times Union (http://bit.ly/12SNKHQ ) tells landowners who have refused to sell rights of way for the Constitution Pipeline that they have until Wednesday to accept offered prices. After that, developers will take them to court to force such sales for possibly less money.

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Project opponents filed a complaint against the letters with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office declined comment but confirmed receipt of the complaint.

Lawyer Daniel Estrin of the White Plains-based Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic said the letter is meant to "bully landowners ... into waiving their property rights."

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S3642125.shtml

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newfie11 Dec 2014 #1

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Mon Dec 8, 2014, 07:26 AM

1. If TPP goes through this will be a common occurrence

And legal

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