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Kentucky House panel votes against pipeline land grabs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A House committee has passed legislation that would bar private natural gas liquid companies from using eminent domain laws to acquire property.

Landowners from across Kentucky testified to the committee Wednesday that they have been harassed by companies involved in the Bluegrass Pipeline project and been threatened that the state's eminent domain laws would be used to seize their land if they refuse to sell.

Gov. Steve Beshear has said he would welcome the legal clarification.

A statement released from the Bluegrass Pipeline public relations team, RunSwitch PR, maintained that singling out natural gas liquid pipelines for exclusion from eminent domain laws is unnecessary.

The bill passed from the committee Wednesday on an 11-1 vote.

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The legislation is House Bill 31.

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