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By RussCrowder on 05-23-11 @ 9:39 am
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The title, “Landowners Challenge Renewable Energy Projects” is somewhat missleading…..It should read:  “Private Property Owners Challenge Unconstitutional Takings Bill.”
By Vud on 05-23-11 @ 2:06 pm
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Given the lack of capacity of current power lines or lack of power lines altogether,and the diffculty and expense of trying to accomadate the numerous parties…any litigation that kills the tie lines kills any electrical generation projects.

As for the Unconstitutionality of the new law; the eminant domain clauses as mentioned in the Montana constitution seem to be nonspecific enough for these laws to be written either way…and still be challenged by someone.

Pending a probable supreme court ruling some landowners will ‘lose’ under the new law…and some landowners - the ones that can site new generation projects - will gain under the new law.  These two groups are not mutually exclusive.
 
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