A Pipeline company that previously used federal power to install a project without compensating the owner of the private land, has been engaged in a lawsuit that property owners hoped would make it to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Unfortunately though, the court has recently refused to intervene in the matter, but those behind the fight for justice aren't giving up just yet.
“Today’s decision leaves in place a process that systematically disadvantages property owners whose land is taken for pipeline construction, and we are committed to seeing that process dismantled,” - Attorney S. Gedge
Through the process of eminent domain it has enabled both the government and private companies to violate the property rights of innocent people.
The government had given Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company the go-ahead to build their pipeline through various states.
Included in that project however, was the plan to build the pipeline through a 72-acre property without providing the owner just compensation for the land.
It has been years since that pipeline was built and they still haven't seen a single dime in compensation.
These private companies thanks to government help, have been known to consistently abuse this power because the courts don't take action against this sort of injustice.
Those who are currently helping to fight on behalf of the property owners, assert that trying to defend their rights is more akin to a marathon, than a sprint, and they are dedicated to fighting for their rights no matter how long it takes.