Eminent domain process for Keystone XL pipeline begins in Nebraska
LINCOLN — Jeanne Crumly said she got a “gut punch” Friday morning — notification that she was being formally sued to obtain right of way across her Holt County farm for the Keystone XL pipeline.
She pledged to fight the eminent domain action.
Court records indicate that TC Energy, formerly TransCanada, has filed at least 90 lawsuits since Sept. 20 asking courts across Nebraska to assign appraisers to determine the cost of obtaining right of way for the 36-inch crude oil pipeline. It is the first step in obtaining right of way via eminent domain, the legal process that allows the taking of property for public purposes, and a first step toward allowing construction…