Right of way agreements and eminent domain could allow for powerline or pipeline companies to enter, or even seize, privately owned land. When a company is seeking such agreements, it’s important for landowners to know their rights, according to a news release.
The National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar Wednesday, March 20, answering questions on property rights, rights-of-way, and eminent domain.
Sean High, staff attorney for the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, will help landowners understand the laws affecting these issues.
In addition to general property rights common to all landowners, the webinar will also cover right-of-way agreements and potential considerations for negotiation. The topic of eminent domain will also be discussed regarding a powerline or pipeline company’s right under federal and state law to seize private land.
“We commonly receive questions from stakeholders around the nation about pipeline and powerline easements, eminent domain, and right of way agreements,” said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center. “It’s an issue that often impacts farmers and other agriculturalists, and this webinar will address their concerns.”
The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, according to a news release.
Those interested can register online at: https://nationalaglawcenter.org/consortium/webinars/propertyrights/