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PG&E wants to seize private vineyard property for liquid natural gas plant in Calistoga

October 14, 2019

PG&E claimed eminent domain to forcibly secure a permanent easement of 1.4 acres on the corner of Highway 29 and Dunaweal Lane, across from Twomey Cellars. Since the beginning of the year, the utility has tried to reach an agreement with Terry Gard, who steadfastly refuses to cede any of the property his family has farmed for generations. According to PG&E, the property is needed to upgrade the current Upvalley pipeline to meet the region's growing demand for natural gas ...