State lawmakers next session may renew an age-old clash between two
intrinsically Texan values: property rights and energy interests. The Senate Committee on State Affairs heard testimony Tuesday on
whether to tighten eminent domain laws to benefit landowners battling
pipeline companies, electric utilities, public agencies or other
entities seeking to condemn land their land for public use.
Lawmakers Mull Tweaks to Eminent Domain Law to Favor Landowners | The Texas Tribune