Why would a pipeline company from Houston suffer irreparable harm if it couldn’t go onto the land of somebody in Georgia? A judge in one Georgia county bought Sabal Trail’s eminent domain assertions and now Sabal Trail is citing that to try to get a landowner in Brooks County to let it on the property to survey for its fracked methane pipeline. What about private property rights?
A copy of the Order granting Sabal Trail’s request for injunctive relief, entered on February 21, 2014, is enclosed for your review. As you will see, the Order concluded that:
- Sabal Trail has the right, incidental to its power of eminent domain, to enter private property to conduct the Survey Activities.
- Delays in conducting the Survey Activities will cause Sabal Trail irreparable harm.
- The Survey Activities will not cause substantial harm to the defendant landowners, nor will the surveys disserve the public interest.
Accordingly, the Order prohibits those landowners from preventing or interfering Continue reading Sabal Trail citing Stewart County injunction in Brooks County, Georgia