Friday, March 2, 2007

Georgia GOP: Big Oil Trumps Your Property Rights

Denmark Groover would not be happy. In 1995, he fought for, and passed, legislation to protect property owners from oil companies who might want to take their land. Now, thanks to another Middle Georgia legislator, Rep. Ross Tolleson (R), that legislation may be rolled back, giving oil companies greater ability to condemn (your) land for pipeline. Between this bill and Staton's bill to allow utility companies the right to directly contribute to political campaigns, it's easy to see whose side these guys are on. It ain't ours.

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