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States Allow For-Profit Pipeline Companies To Seize Private Property

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States Allow For-Profit Pipeline Companies To Seize Private Property
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. According to Misha Mitchell, an attorney for a conservation group in Louisiana’s ecologically sensitive Atchafalaya Basin, Energy Transfer Partners and other private oil interests broke the law when they began building a section of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline on a parcel of private land in the iconic river swamp without permission from the landowners. Mitchell filed a lawsuit against the pipeline project on behalf of landowner Peter Aaslestad and his family after construction began on their property in late July, but work continued on the property until...
 
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