The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in Larson v. Sinclair Transportation Co. on May 21, 2012.
Real Property—Eminent Domain—Condemnation.
The Supreme Court held that the Colorado General Assembly did not grant, either expressly or by clear implication, condemnation authority to companies to construct petroleum pipelines. Accordingly, Sinclair Transportation Company was not entitled, under CRS § 38-5-105, to immediate possession of easements for the construction of its gasoline pipeline. The judgment of the court of appeals was reversed.
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