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TransCanada Executives Express Frustration Over Landowner's Effective Legal Strategies


Executives from TransCanada, Energy Transfer Partners, and KinderMorgan came together in early March at the CERAWeek energy conference to discuss the changing landscape of pipeline construction.

As the general public has become better-informed about the effect these projects can have, both during the initial construction and throughout its existence, these massive companies are finding it much harder to proceed with their plans unopposed.

“Anti-pipeline groups also are engaging in the regulatory process to convince agencies to deny permits for pipeline projects. In addition to the civil insurrection, they’ve become extremely sophisticated in the legal process,” Russ Girling, president and CEO of TransCanada Corporation said. “They’ve hired very intelligent, experienced legal counsel to interfere in our regulatory processes.”

The Domina Law Group has been at the center of this coordinated legal effort, successfully protecting landowner’s rights for nearly a decade through multiple presidential administrations. A key part of our success came through the creation of the Nebraska Easement Action Team (NEAT), a non-profit legal defense and education fund in order to support citizens and landowners opposing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“[T]hey’ve used our regulatory processes as a venue to try to stop the pipelines through delay — frustrate the process so much that the investors will eventually quit and quit putting their money into these things,” said Girling. “And therefore the infrastructure doesn’t get built. And therefore it will stay in the ground.”

Our attorneys at the Domina Law Group have been working with landowners throughout Nebraska for nearly a decade in order to ensure they aren’t simply strong-armed into handing their land over to the multi-billion dollar foreign oil company. You can learn more about our efforts fighting back against TransCanada here, or you can contact us by giving our firm a call at (888) 387-4134 or by filling out our online form to schedule a case consultation.

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