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Company Uses Eminent Domain to Build Pipeline Through The Center of Family Property

Business  (tags: Georgia, Bartow County, family property, family estate, gas pipeline, eminent domain )

- 807 days ago -
A Bartow County man is slowly watching his dream disintegrate as a massive gas pipeline is installed right in the middle of his 18-acre family estate.


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Wilde Thange (10)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 11:13 am
or it might even mean imminent demise!

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 11:14 am
This is happening to more and more people all over the United States. I bet a lot of these people voted against their best interest as well. When they were shouting "drill baby drill" I'm sure they had never given it a thought that they'd have a pipeline in their yard.

So many people were hoodwinked........and now they are finding that despite spending their money to hire a lawyer the pipeline is shoved down their throat anyways, just like it was at Standing Rock, because in this Country we no longer are ruled by the "we the people" we are ruled by the Oligarchy who made sure that those who were elected would do exactly as the Oligarchy wanted.

Wilde Thange (10)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 11:15 am
Anything can happen, my family's farm was raised up 6 inches and set back down in experimental natural gas fracking in 1969!

Wilde Thange (10)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 11:21 am
That would be nuclear natural gas fracking producing radioactive gas.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 11:27 am
in my opinion this is completely insane... not only with regard to all the destruction and damage, but above all because of all the dangers...

Leo C (312)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 11:29 am
thank you for posting!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 11:39 am
Absolutely barking f$$king mad. . . .
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.


Evelyn B (63)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 1:15 pm
The MOST depressing & mind-boggling is that CORPORATIONS can make such rulings - in their own interests. Where the hell is justice in 21st century US???

Angie P (139)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 1:31 pm
Scary. 50 families affected and the man in the video has not seen a single dime from the company. Talked about screwed. How can this happen? This has got to be so over the top for the 50 families involved. Talk about a helpless feeling.

Wilde Thange (10)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 1:35 pm
Actually of the Americas were seized as imminent domain in effect.

Winn A (179)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 4:30 pm
:-( Sadly noted.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 5:42 pm
omg Wilde Thang it's a wonder you are still alive.

Freya H (345)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 7:01 pm
Inexcusable! Where are the protesters? Where are the petitions? The greed of Big Fossil Fuel knows no bounds. They are enemies of this planet.

Dawnie W (250)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 9:19 pm
❤️Noted...Thank you so much for sharing...Dandelion this is a very interesting topic and is the same here if some power decides that your farm has something valuable deep in the earth.❤️

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Arild Warud (174)
Friday March 3, 2017, 4:11 am
Unfortunately it's happening all over the world and there's not much we can do about it.

Harry K (0)
Friday March 3, 2017, 4:43 am
why does a private company have the power of eminent domain ? only the government should have such authority,. local officials getting bribed to allow this activity.

Lisa M (15)
Friday March 3, 2017, 6:19 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday March 3, 2017, 8:21 am
Noted, Thanks

Sheryl G (359)
Friday March 3, 2017, 9:57 am
Because our govt Harry, is in bed with the private companies, the elected are the private companies picks to begin with, we are just given an illusion of voting. If we are lucky we get to chose between Corporate pick A and Corporate pick B. We, the people, have no rights anymore. Just go to work, pay your taxes, and if the Elite want it, they'll take it and you get to just live with it and they ask you also shut your mouth.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday March 3, 2017, 11:45 am
Noted, Thank you

Birgit W (160)
Friday March 3, 2017, 2:17 pm
Evelyn says it all. Thanks.

Janet B (0)
Friday March 3, 2017, 2:58 pm

Judy C (91)
Friday March 3, 2017, 9:05 pm
WTH?!!! This man and 49 other landowners were not even compensated as the law requires? He was trying to challenge it and they just rammed this thing through before the proceedings were even completed. This really is disgusting and infuriating. Thanks Dandelion.

Colleen L (3)
Friday March 3, 2017, 9:56 pm
Agree with Evelyn. Thanks Dandelion

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 12:40 am
This is sad.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 8:13 am
We have not protection anymore and these Corporate entities KNOW it. They just push on through and IF in the future they are held accountable by the courts they toss a few dollars to the victim as part of a day's work. These Corporate entities count on winning most and losing a few so the money they make from forcing these pipeline through is still far more profitable in the long run. So they ignore all and know they have many politicians to be covering their backs.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 8:40 am
The worst case scenario, is people waking up and REALIZING their beloved livelihoods AND environments ARE being decimated beyond repair. . . . and by that time it's too late.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 11:30 am
One of the very first stories I posted was Split Estates whereby the oil and frackers could come onto your land and inform you that you have 30 days before they are sticking an oil rig or a fracking pad within 250 feet of one's home.

Within that 30 days, at one's own expense, you need to move whatever is there or they will just bulldoze it over. So move the children's playground equipment, the lovely garden with the bird bath, the corral for the horses, the vegetable garden, doesn't matter what it is, move it or they'll bulldoze through it.

One man even had his family cemetery destroyed, he had a good sized piece of land so he didn't see that they chose to go right through his families cemetery. He had a gate with a sign no trespassing, but that did not stop these Greedy Heartless Ones, they cut the lock and went in anyways.

Basically they told him to prove they had dug up a cemetery because they claim they did not see one. What they did was cart away all that they dug up and with the pile that was left he found a few broken pieces of gravestone. Imagine having your entire family graves removed from you without even so much as an apology.

Now after the vegetable garden has been destroyed, most likely your well contaminated, the children are now sick from the fumes let alone able to play on their swings, one can't sell their home because the value is zero but the bank still wants the money for your mortgage and the tax man still wants the property taxes so your life is destroyed completely and the billionaires get richer.

After the frackers are gone they are not required to replace any damage done, they remove their various equipment and ride off into the sunset while you get holding the bag of nightmares. That story is why I did the best to figure out how to post on C2. That was 10 years ago and nothing has stopped these entities in that time.........

Too many people stick with a topic of interest, fail to learn what is going on, and therefore remain ignorant until it is knocking on their door and suddenly it is like - how can this be happening. Well it is happening as few paid attention or didn't care when it was happening to someone else.

The American Indians were the first to have this happening to them, but many people felt well I'm not American Indian. Much happened out of sight and we know the news never truly informs us - today or even way back when. The backyards of the African Americans got polluted, a dump built there, then poor townships of any color hispanic or white didn't matter - now it's moving on a faster and larger scale so it can happen to anyone today; well almost anyone, these Greedy Heartless Ones will still skip around the rich neighborhoods because they know they have money to fight them........


Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday March 4, 2017, 3:13 pm
The assumed background to this would appear to be Corporate Capitalism's absolute presumed authority over land and see exploitation. . .

Janis K (129)
Monday March 6, 2017, 7:47 pm
Thanks for sharing.
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