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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Soaring Natural Gas Production, New Pipelines And Private Property Rights.

Hannah McClelland and her father, Scott McClelland, stand on the top of a proposed site for a 42-inch natural gas pipeline grid across their family farm in Somerset, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Production of natural gas in this country has been soaring, but many of the pipelines needed to get this gas where it’s most needed have yet to be built. A recent industry- funded study estimates that more than 300,000 miles of new infrastructure including pipelines and other transmission lines are required. Although the federal government largely has the power through eminent domain to give companies the right to build pipelines across private property, some land owners are fighting back. Please join us to discuss the nation’s natural gas boom and the rights of private landowners.

Guests

Don Santa
president and CEO,The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

Jonathan Fahey
national energy reporter, Associated Press

Carolyn Elefant
attorney in private practice

Michael Tidwell
author of "Bayou Farewell" and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.