The First Issue

Pipeline Observer - Edition 123

PIPELINE OBSERVER

Property Rights Mean Prosperity

Central planning is no way to run the energy sector…

January 2018

Our country is filled with farms, other business enterprises and housing developments on acres assembled without government expropriation.

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Introducing Independent Construction Monitors

New CAEPLA joint venture is an evolution in land management

January 2018

“While the term ‘social license’ has been overused in recent years, the bottom line in today’s world is, major energy infrastructure projects simply will not be built unless those impacted...

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Pipelines for Peace

Why supporting Canadian energy transport projects can mean fewer wars and refugees -By C. Kenneth Reeder

December 2017

When Canada’s major pipeline projects get stonewalled by political interference, it’s bad for the world. 

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Badly Drawn and Ostensibly Arbitrary

The dark history of expropriation in Canada

December 2017

Canada has the most arbitrary system of expropriation in the whole of the civilized world.

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Fair Market Value: The Problem

Sometimes it’s literally an offer you can’t refuse

December 2017

What makes something actually fair? As with many things, it depends whom you ask.

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Fair Market Value: The Illusion

A willing seller is a necessary part of a fair deal

December 2017

Markets cannot ascribe a value to something — only individuals can.

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Fair Market Value: The Myth

Is it okay to steal as long as you promise ahead of time to pay damages?

December 2017

The only person who can determine the value of property is the owner of that property. There is no such thing as fair market value other than the price that...

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How Can the Pipeline Landowner Movement Work With Companies?

Ending expropriation and recognizing landowners as part of the energy transport industry is the first step…

December 2017

“By respecting property rights, from the farm gate to the pump station, as partners, we can convince Canadians that we are all in this together.”

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Want public access to private land?

There’s an app for that

December 2017

What if we took an Uber approach to public access? What if we stopped complaining about the good old days and started trying to solve the problem?

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Landowners Left in the Cold Again?

The tension between Virginia landowners and Dominion Resources

December 2017

Dominion appears to be listening. It has moved its route eastward to collocate with an existing power line.

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