Impacts of so-called "coal bed methane" projects do not stop with roads across several Western US States, noisy generators and compressors near ranches, and toxic wastewater overflows into trout streams. "Coal bed" methane (natural gas) distributors now need to take the land of Ohio farmers in order to pipe the natural gas eastward, to market.
An energy partnership building a natural-gas pipeline from Colorado to eastern Ohio is suing the owners of 77 properties across the state to take their land by eminent domain for the pipeline.See also::Farmers Fight Pipeline to Be Built through Illinois
The federal Natural Gas Act allows private companies to use eminent domain to acquire property for natural-gas pipelines.
Via::DownStreamToday.com and Columbus Dispatch, Rockies Express Files Suit Against Ohio Landowners Image credit::corridor map for Eastern pipeline project, Rockies Express Pipeline