In this short extra segment, learn about the principle of eminent domain — when the government claims private property for a public use. Dominion Power invokes eminent domain for pipeline construction, but is it a legitimate claim?

Plus, we hear about Virginia’s “right to trespass law”. When pipeline surveyors enter private property without permission, how does the law come into play?

Our half-hour episodes don’t leave enough time to include all the details we like, so we’re creating extra segments to discuss certain topics in full. Listen below!

 

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Nelson County resident Heidi Cochran has posted “No Trespassing” signs to discourage surveyors.

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