June 17th, 2011 — By Hertha L. Lund — In Articles

“Kelo in the Country…HB198 and the taking of rural property” by Hertha Lund (Montana)

This article argues against Montana House Bill 198 that seeks to grant the power of eminent domain to a Canadian power company in order for that company to acquire private property throughout Montana for the purposes of constructing a private (for profit) “merchant” transmission line.  Ms. Lund writes “rural landowners should not be sacrificed in the false choice between ‘development’ or ‘property rights.'”

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