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Just Asking? Why Should…

…a private company or even a nationalized one have to ask permission of the Federal Government to lay down a oil or gas pipeline such as the Keystone Pipeline?  I could understand crossing the border or the pipeline as a common carrier being regulated like a utility.  I could even understand environmental issues to affect WHERE the pipeline goes.  I assume those companies have eminent domain powers for good or bad but that is not the Federal Government’s concern absent it being on Federal lands (and there is too much Federal land).

BUT why should a company have to ask the President or Congress for the okay to build the pipeline?  Just asking…

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

2 Responses to “Just Asking? Why Should…”

  1. Katherine T. says:

    The short answer is Obama’s totally out of control EPA trying desparately to save us all from so called man made globally warming which is really just another federal govt type hoax to be used politically to shake down taxpayers & private corporations for more money, money, money & to gain more govt control. Remember Saul Alinsky?


  2. Mark Latham says:

    Utilities are government regulated. Duh?


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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