Landowner rights, such as ownership of groundwater are established in Texas and should be preserved.
Landowner rights, such as ownership of groundwater are established in Texas and should be preserved. The use of eminent domain must only be used by a government entity only when it has been demonstrated that the Interest of the community is clearly the issue. Use by a non-governmental entity should be forbidden. A community must have input and approval before eminent domain is authorized and the property in question shall be paid by the government entity at no less than current fair market value. Should the property end up not being used for the purpose intended by the condemnation, then the property owner should have the option to buy it back at the price paid, with all interests restored.