Eminent domain bill should concern land owners


Eminent domain bill should concern land owners


As a landowner I am always wary of eminent domain legislation. I feel property owners need to take a close look at House Bill 198.

Eminent domain involves the taking of property for a "greater" public good. This bill has a narrow motivation; however, like all legislation passed into law, it will effect landowner rights for years to come. HB 198 was created in an attempt to solve an issue for the Montana Alberta Tie Line. MATL is a corporate entity wishing to construct and operate a private — for profit — "merchant" transmission l...

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