MOBILE. Ala. (WALA) - The company trying to build an oil pipeline through Mobile County has lost another court battle.
Probate Judge Don Davis released a ruling Tuesday, September 17 that dismissing Plains Southcap's lawsuit against the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System.
The company, which is constructing a 41-mile pipeline from a terminal in the Eight Mile community to a refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi, was seeking to condemn a permanent right-of-way easement through property owned by MAWSS.
In his 11-page ruling, Judge Davis said, "Plains' complaint is denied as Plains lacks the power of eminent domain."
The judge also said the company will have to pay all court costs associated with the lawsuit.
Plains' released a brief statement Tuesday which reads: "We will review the court decision and then consider available options."
The company lost another ruling in federal court earlier this month, when a federal judge ruled in favor of the city of Semmes.
Plains Southcap had challenged the city’s new ordinance.
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