Here’s a quick reminder of why conservatives like Kristi Noem should have been fighting the Keystone XL pipeline all along: on Monday, a judge in Nebraska approved an agreement to end a foreign corporation’s effort to invoke state force to seize two Nebraska families’ land for private gain:
Opponents of the now-scuttled Keystone XL pipeline hailed an agreement between a Canadian company and Nebraska landowners to terminate the company’s efforts to condemn their land.
On Monday, a Madison County District Court judge accepted an agreement between TC Energy Corp and the Johnson and Herrick families to rescind condemnation proceedings.
…Mark Hefflinger, also with Bold Nebraska, said about 60 landowners were in a situation similar to the Herrick and Johnson families. He said pipeline opponents hope that TC Energy will reach similar agreements with the other families [Nancy Gaarder, “Keystone XL Pipeline Opponents Hail End to Eminent Domain Effort,” Scottsbluff Star Herald, 2021.09.29].
Alleged conservatives Kristi Noem and Donald Trump wanted Americans to give up their private property rights to TransCanada. In rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, President Barack Obama and President Joe Biden both protected the private property rights of American citizens against a predatory foreign corporation.