On March 2, 2011, we posted a legislative update that included H. 192, a bill prohibiting the use of eminent domain for transportation corridors. That bill has been re-introduced by Rep. Jim Guthrie, and is now H. 242. The new bill simply cleans up some language on how eminent domain will not be used for limited transportation corridors that are not critical to the greater public good. There were no other changes, and Rep. Guthrie will move forward with H. 242.
We also alerted you to an upcoming US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture hearing regarding EPA regulations. That hearing is tomorrow (March 10) and starts at 12pm MST (11am PST). EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is scheduled to testify first. If you click here, you’ll be taken to the Agriculture Committee’s Live Audio/Video page so you can listen to the hearing.