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Texas Central Bullet Train

June 30, 2022 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation

Overview The Texas Supreme Court handed down a 5-3 opinion on Friday in which the Court ruled that the Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure Inc. does have the power to condemn private property...

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Matterhorn Express Pipeline

June 10, 2022 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation

Overview Last week, WhiteWater announced they have reached a final investment decision, along with EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE: ENLC), Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN), and MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX), to...

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Hlavinka V. HSC Pipeline Partnership

March 11, 2022 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

We have filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association where we argue that the statute the pipeline company relies upon in support of its purported power to...

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High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act

January 21, 2022 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation

On January 10, 2022, The High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act was introduced by Congressman Jake Ellzey (TX-6) and Ranking Member, Kevin Brady (TX-8). The bill was introduced to protect the...

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RECENT COURT RULING PUTS PIPELINE IN JEOPARDY

November 8, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

An already operational natural gas pipeline that serves the St. Louis metro region is under scrutiny after a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Texas Supreme Court grants rehearing for high-speed rail eminent domain case

October 28, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation

After initially declining to hear a case challenging the construction of a high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, the Texas Supreme Court granted a motion for a rehearing Oct. 15 allowing...

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Landowners Concerned about Property Being Acquired by Eminent Domain for Texas Water Supply Pipeline

September 30, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

Property owners in the San Antonio area are concerned as Texas Water Supply pursues construction of a pipeline by Texas Water Supply through an agreement with South Comal Water Supply Corporation. 

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New Texas Law Allocates $750 Million to Construct a Border Wall

September 17, 2021 Posted in Industry News

Gov. Abbott today signed into law a border security funding bill that includes approximately $750 million to build a border wall, adding to the $250 million committed by the State of Texas earlier...

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Texas Transportation Commission Votes to Move Forward with Proposed I-45 Expansion

September 3, 2021 Posted in Industry News

This week, the Texas Transportation Commission voted in favor of moving forward with the I-45 expansion in Houston as part of the 2022-2031 unified transportation program. The Commission set a...

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Border Security Bill Moves to the Texas Senate, Bars Use of Eminent Domain for Border Wall

August 31, 2021 Posted in Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Industry News

On Monday, the Texas House of Representatives voted 85-36 in favor of approving House Bill 9, which includes $1.88 billion for border security. However, an amendment added by Rep. Tracy King...

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