U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today issued the following statement after sending a letter to the President and CEO of TransCanada Corporation, seeking assurances that the company is negotiating fairly with Nebraskans:
“I wrote to TransCanada’s CEO asking for his assurance that their negotiations with Nebraskans are above board,” Johanns said. “Landowners tell me that TransCanada has set arbitrary deadlines for acceptance of payment offers and threatened the use of eminent domain without so much as an approved permit to move forward with the project. In my letter, I ask TransCanada to immediately lift any deadlines imposed on Nebraska landowners and to negotiate in good faith.”
Sen. Johanns has posed several questions about planned safeguards for the Ogallala Aquifer, as well as the rigors of the permit application review process. To learn more, click here.
Read the letter to TransCanada below.