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Land owners could face problems under Provincial law

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By Kimberley Molina

A new BC law could mean land owners could have their property expropriated by the oil and gas industry.

The law would allow private corporations with permits to take someone’s property and use it for their own purposes.

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Discussion of Bill 8, the "Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Statutes Amendment Act" was discussed at the Peace River Regional District meeting Thursday.

The law allows "certain permit holders to expropriate land in order to construct and operate a pipeline" and "provides for entry on restricted land, unoccupied Crown land, or private land."

Director Tim Catan says he believes the law’s implications should be made clear to the public.

The PRRD passed a motion to put the issue forward to the electoral director’s committee for recommendations.

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