Pipeline Landowner Bills Passed Senate

A senate committee last week passed two bills purporting to support landowner rights regarding carbon pipeline land surveys and easements.

There’s one problem, however. The landowners who testified did not like the bills.

HB1185, passed the Senate Commerce and Energy Committee, 8 to 1. It would provide a more defined process in how carbon pipelines could come onto properties to examine and survey the land for routing the pipeline. 

That bill faced less animus.

HB1186 also passed the Senate committee on a 7 to 2 vote. It defines the requirements to grant a carbon pipeline easement.

However, that bill particularly upset the landowners who testified.

The bills now head to the Senate for consideration.