The First Issue

Pipeline Observer - Edition 123

PIPELINE OBSERVER

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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PIPELINE OBSERVER

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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PIPELINE OBSERVER

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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PIPELINE OBSERVER

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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PIPELINE OBSERVER

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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PIPELINE OBSERVER

Aiming for a Win-Win

Agreements that benefit both landowners and pipeline companies are CAEPLA’s goal

December 2017

By Annette Schinborn Pipelines are no longer “out of sight, out of mind.” That is evident from the stories we see on TV news, in the papers and all over...

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How Government Ruins Safety Culture

December 2017

“There are two ways to promote safety. One way is to teach, to practice, to promote good judgment, to explore principles, to make mistakes and learn from them, to...

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PIPELINE OBSERVER

Alberta Government Boosts U.S. Energy Transport With Tax Dollars

Meanwhile, politics paralyzes Canadian pipeline industry -By C.K. Reeder

December 2017

AIMCo is investing hundreds of millions of Alberta taxpayer dollars into U.S. pipeline companies while Canada’s pipeline sector is essentially paralyzed

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Strength in Numbers

Understanding “Injurious Affection” and Landowner Solidarity

November 2017

A Manitoba property rights activist on the Land Values Appraisal Commission process, understanding “injurious affection” and landowner solidarity. By Jurgen Kohler

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