TransCanada is so intent on winning approval for its proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from Canada, it is spending millions on media ads and making donations to communities along the route. In recent articles, TransCanada has stated that it has obtained 100 percent of the easements in …
When they feel wronged by the government or by a utility, academics don’t get mad. They get even — by writing a paper about it.
MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Revenue says Mountain Water Co. is still responsible for paying its taxes while the city of Missoula seeks to take over the water and supply distribution company.
MISSOULA — The city of Missoula is appealing a District Court ruling that it must pay just over $180,000 in legal fees in a case in which the city was found to have illegally taken private land to widen a road.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a law that aims to give landowners more say in eminent-domain proceedings.
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Senate is agreeing with the House over a bill that would require energy companies and others using the power of eminent domain to condemn private property to pay a landowner's legal fees if the courts find they didn't offer a fair price for the land.
HELENA — The Montana Legislature revisited the contentious issue of eminent domain Tuesday, as the state Senate voted to repeal a 2-year-old law that gives private power line developers the authority to condemn property to build the line.
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House has approved a bill to require entities seeking to use the power of eminent domain to condemn private property to pay a landowner's legal fees if the courts find they didn't offer a fair price for the land.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House is set for what could be a final vote on a bill that would require entities seeking to use the power of eminent domain to condemn private property to pay a landowner's legal fees if the courts find they didn't offer a fair price for the land.
GREAT FALLS — Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would remove some eminent-domain powers granted by the 2011 Legislature.
HELENA — The right of power companies to condemn private property for a transmission line is headed for another battle at the Montana Legislature, as a Republican state senator wants to repeal a two-year-old law defining that right.
CASPER, Wyo. — The House voted Wednesday to extend from 2013 to 2015 a moratorium on eminent domain of property for certain wind energy lines.
GREAT FALLS — Construction work on the 214-mile Montana-Alberta Tie Line power line cutting across part of Montana to Canada has resumed after landowners along the route agreed to easements, a company official said.
After removing an old buried gas tank, asbestos and disconnecting utility services, city of Billings employees finish tearing down the old Dairy Queen this week at 11th Street West and Grand Avenue.
HELENA — A judge on Wednesday ruled that a new law specifying that a power line to Canada and others like it have the power of eminent domain is constitutional, a decision that allows condemnation proceedings to move forward.
HELENA — A judge hearing disputes Thursday between landowners and the Montana-Alberta Tie Line project is asking for quick action from each side in a case that has long stalled the project.
HELENA — With signatures due at county courthouses Friday, it appears highly likely a proposed referendum on the more restrictive new state medical marijuana law will qualify for the November 2012 election, while one targeting a new eminent-domain law will fall far short.
HELENA — A Canadian energy company said Tuesday that it is buying an embattled Montana power transmission line project that has seen its plans of shipping wind energy across the border become mired in landowner disputes. Alberta-based Enbridge Inc.'s announcement came the same day the compan…
If you enjoy irony, then July 2 was quite a day. The Billings Gazette printed Don Sterhan’s guest opinion taking aim at project delays caused by what he called frivolous lawsuits, rogue district courts and opposition groups “whose sole intent is to frustrate project development.” That same d…