You claim the foreign corporation can not do anything on my property until they get my consent. What you really mean is, with a wet-land fill permit on my property, they can force consent with eminent domain easier, paying us an unfair low payment for their forced used of our land — forced use perhaps by a foreign government
Well, if anyone had any doubts as to who our local elected officials really represent, the answer is out. Verger, Roblan, Kruse and Krieger attended video conferences held at SOCC with members of the local Bay Area Chamber of Commerce every two weeks during this legislative session according to Eric Farm of the Chamber. Farm boasts that the four legislators elected to represent all the people voted with the Chamber’s interests 100% of the time on key legislative issues including HB 2700.
Pipeline companies can now obtain permits from the State of Oregon to fill wetlands and cross streams on private property without permission from the landowner.
Two bills being pushed through the legislature with help from Democrats, HB 2700 and SB 518, appear to put property owners in a bad position. HB 2700 will allow foreign firms to apply for permits relating to “linear projects” on private property without the owner’s knowledge or consent.
If this bill passes as written your neighbor could conceivably take out a permit on your property without your knowledge or permission. This bill will allow foreign owned companies to do the same thing.
the Senate Business Committee could have passed HB 2700 to fast-track LNG, but thanks to spirited and compelling testimony from our side, they didn’t. One insider said this was a rare instance where public testimony clearly changed the result. The overwhelming public sentiment was to amend HB 2700 to exclude LNG, or vote no. Thanks to all who attended.
The so called LNG fast track bill, now in its third or fourth iteration as HB 2700, will usurp landowner rights by allowing transmission line companies including LNG pipelines to have access to private property along proposed routes without permission or knowledge of landowners. The bill is now up for review in the state Senate. Protect Oregon property rights by contacting the committee members listed below.