Landowners are reporting that the land agents for Bluegrass Pipeline are currently contacting them and asking them to sign easements. The initial offers suggest that if the landowners sign up quickly, they will receive a 30% bonus. Members of the Bluegrass Pipeline Landowners group are being advised that landowners who rush to sign the easements are likely to be shocked by some of the provisions.
The proposed easements are not for just one pipeline. The money landowners would receive now permits the company to install one pipeline now, and then come back later and install additional pipelines without paying landowners for the future pipelines. Not only are there many provisions that should be removed or modified, there are also a considerable number of provisions that need to be added in order to empower landowners to protect their properties during construction and throughout the operation of the proposed pipeline. Examples of some of the additional protections that should be added to the easements include requirements that specify how drain tiles should be repaired and how topsoil should be separated and then decompacted upon replacement. Additionally, the easement documents should prevent surface facilities and markers in tillable areas and specify what rights the pipeline company has to access the easement over new or existing private drives.
If you would like to learn more about how we can help you protect your property and enforce your rights, please call Craig Vandervoort, (740) 653-0461, or Steve Davis, (740) 689-1743, to schedule a free initial consultation.
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Dear Property Owner:
Bluegrass Pipeline Company LLC, (“Bluegrass”), has announced plans to develop and construct a natural gas liquids pipeline that is to begin in Pennsylvania and cross Ohio and Kentucky in a westerly/southwesterly course, ultimately ending in Texas. In the near future, land agents for Bluegrass will begin the process of contacting landowners who may be affected by the pipeline's corridor to request survey permission and negotiate easements.
Two central Ohio law firms have joined forces to create Bluegrass Pipeline Lawyers in an effort to provide experienced, high quality representation to landowners in connection with the negotiation of easements and the litigation of eminent domain issues. The law firms of
Crabbe, Brown & James LLP and Sitterley & Vandervoort Ltd, have extensive experience in oil and gas pipeline negotiations and litigation, as well as eminent domain proceedings. The firms have represented numerous clients successfully in matters regarding: (1) Atex Express/Enterprise Pipeline (2) the Rockies Express natural gas pipeline; (3) the Marathon – Cardinal liquid petroleum pipeline; and (4) the US Route 33 Bypass of Lancaster, Ohio – among other similar matters. Lawyers who represent landowners across Ohio & Kentucky are joining with our firms in this effort. Click the link above to see the most current members of our legal.
If you are contacted by land agents or other representatives of Bluegrass, our legal team can help. We have created this website where you can obtain additional information,
including our fee structure.1
The pipeline company will have experienced attorneys and trained negotiators working for it. You need our proven experience in pipeline negotiation and litigation to protect your property and maximize the compensation you receive.
If you would like to learn more about how we can help you protect your property and enforce your rights, please call
Craig Vandervoort, (740) 653-0461, or Steve Davis, (740) 689-1743, to schedule a free initial consultation.
Steven A. Davis, Esq.
Crabbe, Brown & James LLP
Craig M. Vandervoort, Esq.
Sitterley & Vandervoort Ltd
We only charge you 33 1/3% of the amount you receive ABOVE YOUR INITIAL OFFER FROM BLUEGRASS. Some restrictions apply; see
website for full details.