Georgia law about eminent domain

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For all landowners who opposes the Sabal pipeline being routed through their property and especially for those who have not given their permission to Sabal for the “survey”. Because Sabal is using Ga. law for threating eminent domain, be familiar with O.C.G.A. 22-3-80 through O.C.G.A. 22-3-88.

O.C.G.A. 22-3-80 (2010)
22-3-80. Legislative findings

The General Assembly finds and declares that, based on an authorized study by the Petroleum Pipeline Study Committee created by the General Assembly, while petroleum pipelines are appropriate and valuable for use in the transportation of petroleum and petroleum products, there are certain problems and characteristics indigenous to such pipelines which require the enactment and implementation of special procedures and restrictions on petroleum pipelines and related facilities as a condition of the grant of the power of eminent domain to petroleum pipeline companies.

Also RULES OF THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION, Chapter 391-3-23 (Titled: Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures).

The following rule serves to protect Georgia’s natural and environmental resources by requiring permits be issued by the Director with monitoring conditions prior to any petroleum or petroleum product pipeline company acquiring property or interests in property by eminent domain. The rules provide for procedures for administration of O.C.G.A. 22-3-84, governing the obtaining of the permit provided for in O.C.G.A. 22-3- 84(a).

There is a lot of hoops Sabal must jump through before they can tell you to “just give it up”.

-Ronald Kicklighter

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