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New website deals with eminent domain reform

An interactive website devoted to changing archaic Texas eminent domain laws has been launched by the Texas Farm Bureau.

Titled Reforming Eminent Domain: Fair is Fair, the website not only chronicles Farm Bureau’s fight for reform of private property rights in Texas, but provides an easy avenue for urban and rural property owners to express their will to their state representatives and senators.

“Texas Farm Bureau has been a leader in the fight for changes in private property laws that empower rather than imperil residents of the Lone Star State,” said Texas Farm Bureau Public Relations Director Gene Hall. “We will continue the fight for fair and just eminent domain reform as long as Texas laws are stacked against those who own private property, including homes, farms and businesses.”

Several unique features may be found on the newly launched website. In addition to an extensive collection of video and print news stories on private property rights issues, users can listen to what their elected officials have to say about reforming Texas eminent domain laws.

Property owners can also contact those lawmakers directly by means of TFB’s easy-to-use Legislative Action Center, which allows users the opportunity to do something about protecting their private property. A feature soon to be added will allow users to share their stories regarding eminent domain abuse on TFB’s interactive “Tell Us Your Tale” message board.

The website, Hall said, should find a huge audience.

“Some 97 percent of the property in Texas is under private ownership,” Hall said. “Each and every one of those property owners has a huge stake in eminent domain reform.”

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