Property owners resist LNG pipeline

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Pacific Connecter Gas Pipeline sent notices to hundreds of property owners along a 234-mile route of their proposed pipeline, but some won't let the pipeline be built without a fight.

Some Southern Oregon property owners are concerned with agricultural or lumber businesses on their property, and some support the project and have suggestions for alternative routes.

The project would tie into a liquefied natural gas terminal proposed on the North Spit of Coos Bay and send gas to Malin on the California border.

If the project goes forward, Pacific Connector officials will negotiate with property owners for use of their land. If that doesn't work, the next option is to go to court in a process known as eminent domain. It's an ancient legal doctrine that allows private property to be taken - with compensation - for projects in the public interest.

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