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Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle

After meeting with local residents, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has weighed in on the Clarksville Natural Gas Interconnect Pipeline Project, responding to residents’ concerns.

The proposed plan for the project is to construct an additional 20.8 mile pipeline across Todd County which would connect to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, adding 52,000 million cubic feet per day to a natural gas reserve.

Residents have expressed concern though over environmental hazards that may be associated with the project, including the impact on springs and wells, the threat to several threatened species, and the potential effect on farmland and the Trail of Tears.

Still though, FERC has responded with findings that the project will not significantly harm the residents or the environment, which means the proposed pipeline can continue to progress forward.

Full story here.   

If you think you may be affected by the Clarksville Natural Gas Interconnect Pipeline Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle

After meeting with local residents, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has weighed in on the Clarksville Natural Gas Interconnect Pipeline Project, responding to residents’ concerns.

The proposed plan for the project is to construct an additional 20.8 mile pipeline across Todd County which would connect to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, adding 52,000 million cubic feet per day to a natural gas reserve.

Residents have expressed concern though over environmental hazards that may be associated with the project, including the impact on springs and wells, the threat to several threatened species, and the potential effect on farmland and the Trail of Tears.

Still though, FERC has responded with findings that the project will not significantly harm the residents or the environment, which means the proposed pipeline can continue to progress forward.

Full story here.   

If you think you may be affected by the Clarksville Natural Gas Interconnect Pipeline Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

PSNC Energy Plans Pipeline Extension for Franklin, Wake (N.C.)

By 2017, PSNC Energy has plans to begin construction on a transmission pipeline that will connect two existing pipelines, in Franklin and Wake counties. The Energy company hopes to accommodate what they say is an increased demand for natural gas.

When completed, the pipeline is expected to be between 20 and 29 miles, with a cost of nearly $35 to $45 million.

Before construction may begin though, PSNC must notify the state’s Utility Commission so that safety inspections can be completed and permits can be obtained.  From this point, rather than any required approval from the state, PSNC is entrusted with using their judgement to best serve the public with this project and expand their services as they see needed.

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If you think you may be affected by this pipeline extension and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana

 

Ann Schneider’s recently resigned as head of the Illinois Department of Transportation, due to concerns about political hiring at her agency.  However John Greuling, president and CEO for Will County Center for Economic Development, said he believes there will not be long lasting negative impact on Illiana Expressway.  He points out that Schneider is only one person and the entire administration of Governor Pat Quinn has been supportive of Will County and the Illiana Expressway. It was expressed that her resignation could have some negative impact at first but it will not last long.  Right now the delay comes from the US Fish and Wildlife Service about the potential impact on endangered species.

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If you think you may be affected by Illiana Expressway Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

Panel to study potential Route 53 cost savings

 

The costs of innovations associated with the proposed extension of Route 53 into North Lake County is being examined for savings, however environmental protection will continue to be a top concern.  The preliminary costs of innovations that include roadway design, environmental protection measures and a special fund for long term monitoring are projected at $450 million to $600 million.  Now the committee is going to look for savings and they know tolls alone will not cover the costs.  A final report is scheduled for discussion on July 29 that will address potential cost refinements, local funding options and other financing details.

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If you think you may be affected by the Route 53 Extension Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

Governor Quinn announces $12.3 million investment for Allen Road improvement project in Peoria

 

Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $12.3 million for a major road improvement project on Allen Road on the north side of Peoria. The project will improve traffic flow and safety on Allen Road and surrounding streets. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

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If you think you may be affected by the Allen Road Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

Major New Pipeline Proposed Next to Enbridge Line that Ruptured in 2010

 

Last week Energy Transfer Partners sent letters to landowners that it intends to build a new interstate pipeline which will take the place of the Enbridge Line, which ruptured in 2010 and spilled over a million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. The new line will carry natural gas from parts of Ohio, through Michigan, and on to Canada.

First though, the project must be approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which would ultimately permit the eminent domain authority to take the necessary land. However, the company remains so confident that it will be approved that it announced it has already signed long-term agreements with shippers and set a date of summer 2017 for the completion of the project.

Full story here.

If you think you may be affected by the Rover Pipeline Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

Eminent Domain Granted for Section of Transmission Line

 

Ameren Transmission continues to acquire land for a major electrical transmission line which will run through Illinois.

On Thursday, the Illinois Commerce Commission gave authority to Ameren Transmission to seek eminent domain on four properties in Cass County, as well as another fifteen in Schuyler County.

These properties will be used for the Illinois Rivers Project, which is a 330-mile transmission line which is needed for improved efficiency and to prevent further outages.

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If you think you may be affected by the Illinois Rivers Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

Power Line Route Finalized: Greentown-Reynolds

 

The final route for new electric transmission lines through the area has been determined.

The project is a joint effort between the Northern Indiana Public Service Company and Pioneer Transmission — a joint venture of Duke Energy and American Electric Power. Titled the Greentown-Reynolds project, it will ultimately connect Duke Energy’s Greentown substation east of Kokomo to NIPSCO’s substation in Reynolds.

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If you think you may be affected by Greentown-Reynolds Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

Illiana tollway tops discussion at CMAP open house

 

The GO TO 2040 updated transportation plan is a comprehensive regional plan for all of metropolitan Chicago, but most of those attending Monday’s open house had one road on their mind: the proposed Illiana tollway in southern Will County.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) hosted one of its 12 public sessions at the New Lenox Village Hall, drawing folks from Beecher and Peotone, who hoped to sway the agency to drop the Illiana from its list of capital projects.

Full story here.

If you think you may be affected by Illiana Expressway Project and/or are interested in a free consultation, contact our eminent domain landowner attorneys at 1-888-318-3761 or visit us on the web at www.landownerattorneys.com.

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