Philip S. Wenz

Land seizures create path for pipeline

Is your domain eminently defensible? Or can a private corporation take your home and land for profit? How about a foreign corporation?

These questions arise because currently a foreign corporation, TransCanada of Calgary, Canada, is trying to use the legal procedure known as eminent domain to seize private land in Nebraska along the...

Philip S. Wenz, who grew up in Durango and Boulder, now lives in Corvallis, Ore., where he teaches “Creating Your Ecological House” at the community college and writes on environmental issues. Reach him via e-mail through his Web site,

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