No Person Shall Be Deprived of Life, Liberty or Property… Unless the Oil and Gas Industry Says So | Common Dreams

Eminent domain, the government’s right to condemn or take private land for “public use,” has at times been a highly contentious topic because it can displace people from their homes to make way for construction of different projects, like highways or roads, civic buildings and other types of public infrastructure. However, what some may not realize is that several states have granted eminent domain authority to certain private entities, including oil and gas companies. These companies are using it as a tool to seize private land, which increases profits and benefits their wallets.

via No Person Shall Be Deprived of Life, Liberty or Property… Unless the Oil and Gas Industry Says So | Common Dreams.

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