bluegrass pipeline http://wfpl.org en Judge Rules Bluegrass Pipeline Companies Don't Have Power of Eminent Domain http://wfpl.org/post/judge-rules-bluegrass-pipeline-companies-dont-have-power-eminent-domain <p>A Franklin County judge has ruled in favor of Kentucky residents who challenged whether companies have the power to invoke eminent domain to build a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline across the state.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:50:35 +0000 Erica Peterson 8971 at http://wfpl.org Judge Rules Bluegrass Pipeline Companies Don't Have Power of Eminent Domain Kentucky House Passes Eminent Domain Bill Aimed at Bluegrass Pipeline http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-house-passes-eminent-domain-bill-aimed-bluegrass-pipeline <p>FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would prevent the builders of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline from using eminent domain.</p><p>Lawmakers voted 75 to 16 in support of the measure, which is <a href="/term/bluegrass-pipeline">aimed at the Bluegrass Pipeline. </a>The pipeline would cross a handful of Kentucky counties and carry the product of natural gas drilling in the northeast.</p><p>The bill only allows public utilities regulated by the state Public Service Commission to use eminent domain.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:37:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8943 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky House Passes Eminent Domain Bill Aimed at Bluegrass Pipeline Bill to Clarify Eminent Domain Law for Bluegrass Pipeline Passes House Committee http://wfpl.org/post/bill-clarify-eminent-domain-law-bluegrass-pipeline-passes-house-committee <p>A legislative committee has advanced a bill to clarify Kentucky’s eminent domain laws. If the bill becomes law it will affect plans for the<a href="http://www.bluegrasspipeline.com" target="_blank"> Bluegrass Pipeline.</a></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:49:40 +0000 Erica Peterson 8715 at http://wfpl.org Bill to Clarify Eminent Domain Law for Bluegrass Pipeline Passes House Committee Bluegrass Pipeline Delayed at Least a Year Because of Slower-Than-Expected Commitments http://wfpl.org/post/bluegrass-pipeline-delayed-least-year-because-slower-expected-commitments <p>Plans for a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky are being pushed back a year. &nbsp;</p><p>The proposed Bluegrass Pipeline was originally supposed to be finished by late next year, and be in service to ship natural gas liquids, or NGLs, from drilling operations in the Northeast to the Gulf of Mexico. The plan includes 500 miles of new pipeline across Kentucky and Ohio, and has drawn opposition from landowners worried about safety and environmental contamination.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:59:49 +0000 Erica Peterson 8653 at http://wfpl.org Bluegrass Pipeline Delayed at Least a Year Because of Slower-Than-Expected Commitments Kentucky Legislators Hear Testimony on Eminent Domain, Bluegrass Pipeline http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislators-hear-testimony-eminent-domain-bluegrass-pipeline <p>A Kentucky House legislature committee has delayed a vote on a bill that would clarify the state’s eminent domain laws. The bill was sparked by the continuing efforts to acquire easements for a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/pipeline-natural-gas-liquids-could-cross-kentucky-heres-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">natural gas liquids pipeline across the commonwealth.&nbsp; </a></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:59:51 +0000 Erica Peterson 8637 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislators Hear Testimony on Eminent Domain, Bluegrass Pipeline Gas Explosion, Corvette Museum Sinkhole Underscore Opposition to Bluegrass Pipeline http://wfpl.org/post/gas-explosion-corvette-museum-sinkhole-underscore-opposition-bluegrass-pipeline <p>A <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/adair-county-gas-line-explosion-sends-2-hospital-destroys-2-homes" target="_blank">natural gas pipeline explosion in southern Kentucky this morning</a>, paired with a<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/video-sinkhole-swallows-eight-corvettes-bowling-green-museum" target="_blank"> spontaneous sinkhole at Bowling Green’s Corvette Museum yesterday</a>, is providing fodder for the opposition to a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:16:50 +0000 Erica Peterson 8587 at http://wfpl.org Gas Explosion, Corvette Museum Sinkhole Underscore Opposition to Bluegrass Pipeline Bluegrass Pipeline Developers Submit Application for Federal Permit http://wfpl.org/post/bluegrass-pipeline-developers-submit-application-federal-permit <p>The companies seeking to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky and Ohio have submitted a permit application to the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:16:04 +0000 Erica Peterson 8558 at http://wfpl.org Bluegrass Pipeline Developers Submit Application for Federal Permit Group Files Lawsuit Seeking Clarification on Eminent Domain for Bluegrass Pipeline http://wfpl.org/post/group-files-lawsuit-seeking-clarification-eminent-domain-bluegrass-pipeline <p>A group of Kentuckians that opposes the use of eminent domain for a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/189650685/KUREDeclaratoryAction-12-5-13" target="_blank">has filed a lawsuit</a>, hoping to clarify the state’s laws.</p><p>Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain (KURE) filed the <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/189650685/KUREDeclaratoryAction-12-5-13" target="_blank">declaratory judgment action</a> in Franklin County Circuit Court this afternoon. The group is asking the court to clarify whether the <a href="http://bluegrasspipeline.com/" target="_blank">Bluegrass Pipeline</a>—a project that build 500 miles of new pipeline across Kentucky and Ohio to carry natural gas liquids from gas fracking operations—could invoke eminent domain if landowners in the pipeline’s path refuse to grant easements. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:12:53 +0000 Erica Peterson 7793 at http://wfpl.org Group Files Lawsuit Seeking Clarification on Eminent Domain for Bluegrass Pipeline Who Wants to Transport Natural Gas Liquids Through Kentucky? Two Companies are Asking. http://wfpl.org/post/who-wants-transport-natural-gas-liquids-through-kentucky-two-companies-are-asking <p>It’s open season for hunting Kentucky deer—and apparently for Kentucky pipelines as well.</p><p>Right now, there are two proposed pipelines that would carry natural gas liquids through Kentucky. One of these is the<a href="http://bluegrasspipeline.com/" target="_blank"> Bluegrass Pipeline</a>, a joint venture between Williams and Boardwalk Partners. The proposal involves 500 miles of new construction through Kentucky and Ohio to carry hydrocarbons from natural gas drilling (materials like ethane, butane and propane) to processing plants on the Gulf of Mexico. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:40:18 +0000 Erica Peterson 7543 at http://wfpl.org Who Wants to Transport Natural Gas Liquids Through Kentucky? Two Companies are Asking. Beshear Says He Still Believes Bluegrass Pipeline Issues Can Wait Until January http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-says-he-still-believes-bluegrass-pipeline-issues-can-wait-until-january <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he hasn’t made up his mind about whether a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline would benefit Kentucky.</p><p>If it’s built, the Bluegrass Pipeline would carry natural gas liquids—like butane and ethane—from drilling operations in the Northeast to processing plants on the Gulf of Mexico. Representatives from pipeline company Williams have been surveying in the state for the past several months, but the pipeline has met opposition from groups and citizens who say current regulations aren’t adequate. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:27:33 +0000 Erica Peterson 6939 at http://wfpl.org Beshear Says He Still Believes Bluegrass Pipeline Issues Can Wait Until January