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When Can Pipelines Take Private Land? Jordan Cove LNG Project a Test for Eminent Domain

In the U.S., companies can use eminent domain to take private land for a project that has some public benefit, such as a school, a highway, or a hospital. Under the Natural Gas Act, FERC gets to make that determination when it concerns a natural gas pipeline, and the commission weighs pros and cons of the project when deciding.