Florida Power to Exercise Eminent Domain for Natural Gas Pipeline Acquisitions

Florida Power & Light Company continues to expand its natural gas project by utilizing the power of eminent domain. Florida Power will be required to pay private property owners from the Georgia border all the way to Osceola County full compensation and attorney’s fees in order to justify the “taking” necessary to advance the natural gas pipeline project. It is believed that Florida Power requires over 340 miles of real estate to build the pipelines. Apart from environmental concerns, other issues are likely to occur relating to the assessed worth of mortgaged real estate in the areas to be procured by eminent domain. Please see for more details.