Pantagraph, July 10, 2007
A Canadian company that wants to contruct a crude-oil pipeline through Central Illinois plans to file for eminet domain power near the end of the month.
Eminent domain remains a last option, however, Endbridge Inc. might begin negotiating with landowners around the same time it files for certificate of good standing...
The 170-mile pipeline would run east of Bloomington Normal from Pontiac to Patoka, affects about 95 landowners in Mclean county, 68 in Livingston County and 65 in DeWitt Count.
-A Canadian pipeline will work its way through Illinois despite the opposition of the local farmers. The issue then becomes one of how owners can be treated fairly. To simply “start negotiations” does not deal with the compensation or the valuation of pipeline takes.
At least there seems to be recognition that the tile fields will require repair.