This land is your land, this land is Kinder Morgan’s land Private property deemed necessary for, say, a pipeline can be expropriated

Kelly Sinoski

If Kinder Morgan knocks on your door and wants to run a pipeline through your backyard, there’s not much a resident can do besides negotiate reasonable compensation, according to an expropriation lawyer. Ted Hanman, a lawyer with Victoria firm Cox Taylor, says once the planning has been done and the alignment chosen for a particular infrastructure project, residents are usually at a loss to keep their land intact if they sit on a proposed right of way.