Allard Wants To Bar Eminent Domain At Pinon Canyon

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) -- Both of Colorado's U.S. senators are backing a measure that would bar the Army from using eminent domain to expand its Pinon Canyon training site.

Republican Senator Wayne Allard said today that he introduced the proposal to eliminate fears that the Army could force landowners to sell land in order to expand the site in southeastern Colorado. Democratic Senator Ken Salazar said he supports the proposal.

The Army has promised to only buy land from willing sellers, but area ranchers have been fighting the site's expansion partly because they fear the Army could break that promise.

Ranchers fighting the proposed expansion are selling land by the square inch, for $10 per square-inch plot, to raise money for their legal battle.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Jan Location: Colorado Springs on Sep 15, 2008 at 01:28 PM
    I commend both Senators Ken Salazar and Wayne Allard for protecting the rights of our Colorado ranchers and farmers. I believe individuals should not be forced into selling their land to anyone if they are not willing to do so.
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28222744 - kktv.com/a?a=28222744
Gray Television, Inc.