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Landowners Group Debunks Manitoba Hydro Expropriation

Landowners Group Debunks Manitoba Hydro Expropriation.

LISTEN: MBLC exposes Crown corp on WestMan’s largest radio station

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Manitoba Bipole Landowners Committee member discusses rally outside of provincial NDP leadership convention.

Manitoba Bipole Landowners Committee member discusses rally outside of provincial NDP leadership convention.

LISTEN: Manitoba Farm Journal

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Property rights group visits Sangudo

“David versus Goliath.” That’s how CAEPLA—the Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowner Associations—characterizes the relationship between landowners and pipeline companies that want to build pipelines through their land.

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TransCanada Is Seizing People’s Land To Build Keystone, But Conservatives Have Been Dead Silent

For Julia Trigg Crawford, watching TransCanada construct the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline on a corner of her 600-acre farm was “gut-wrenching.”

Crawford, who lives in Direct, Texas, had been trying since 2011 to keep the pipeline company off her property. Continue Reading

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Expropriated landowners not giving up yet

Landowners still reeling from the news they no longer own strips of their property are adamant that their story is not over yet.

Manitoba Bipole III Landowner Committee (MBLC) member Jurgen Kohler told a packed house at the Carman Legion Hall on Monday that “they still have time.”

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Meetings between Kinder Morgan and feds leave no paper trail

No records, no agenda, no minutes, no briefing notes. That’s what Vancouver-based economist and former ICBC CEO Robyn Allan learned from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request on senior-level meetings between the federal government and Texas-based oil giant Kinder Morgan.

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Can A Pipeline Company Learn?

“JUST WRITE THE DAMN CHECKS!”

Happy 2015, everyone! We’re sorry we’ve been away for a while. Since before the holidays, we’ve been attending to some life-matters and over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting back into the swing of a particularly busy new semester.

We do have a bit of news to share, however. Interestingly, the always-excellent Dave Hasemyer at Inside Climate News had a new story out last week featuring our friend Dave Gallagher. Continue Reading

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Farm Publication Reports Manitoba Hydro Bullying of Landowners

Landowners clash with Manitoba government over power line plan

Manitoba landowners hope an upcoming meeting with agriculture minister Ron Kostyshyn leads to pressure on Manitoba Hydro to treat farmers better.

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Farmer seeks clarity on Bipole III

Farmers along the established route for the new Bipole III transmission line are asking Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn to advocate on their behalf.

While the massive high-voltage transmission project wasn’t included in Kostyshyn’s prepared remarks at Ag Days last week, it was raised following a speech Jan. 21.

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Enbridge pipeline contractor wants $40K in restitution from protesters, judge to rule by mail

Two protesters of a pipeline being constructed in Oxford were recently sentenced for a summer demonstration, and now the company, Precision Pipeline, wants nearly $40,000 in restitution.

A Rochester Hills judge will soon decide in a written ruling whether the protesters have to pay the large sum.

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Enbridge pipeline expansion, larger than Keystone, drawing some Dane County skeptics

A Dane County zoning committee is holding up plans for a major expansion of an Enbridge Energy oil pipeline that would carry more crude oil from Canada’s tar sands through Wisconsin than the nationally debated Keystone XL pipeline would further west.

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Keystone fight isn’t over yet, landowners’ lawyer says

Attorneys for Bold Nebraska are threatening legal action if TransCanada doesn’t restart the pipeline siting process in Nebraska in the wake of Friday’s state Supreme Court decision on the law used to approve the route through Nebraska.

And they said Nebraska lawmakers should pass laws strengthen landowner rights when an oil pipeline is built on their property.

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Bipole landowners rail against ‘abuse of power’

Landowners who just want fair compensation are upset that the Selinger government has allowed Manitoba Hydro to expropriate any property needed to build the Bipole III line without the normal warning.

The NDP passed the order in cabinet to waive notice of expropriation and the landowners just found out.

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Enbridge hosts Line 3 open house

Dozens of people attended an open house Wednesday to learn about a new Enbridge project, but many weren’t sold upon leaving.

A dozen Enbridge employees politely answered questions from the public about the Line 3 Replacement Project, which would replace a 34-inch pipeline with a 36-inch pipeline, mostly through Minnesota to Superior, Wis. Continue Reading

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Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowners Associations

Pipeline Poll

Should pipeline companies be allowed to give money to police?

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