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ETX landowner claims he was misled by energy company


POSTED: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:02pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 10:46am

An East Texas landowner is claiming an energy company misled him about a project near his house, but the company disagrees.

In 2010, Edwin Davidson was notified "Luminant" was purchasing nearby land along Rusk County Road 2144 to run a railway for a future coal loading station that would be placed down the road.

But, a few weeks ago, Davidson says he learned the station was being built right across the street from him.

Davidson tells KETK he feels like he has been kept in the dark by the company about their plans. 

A spokesperson for "Luminant" says the company did speak to Davidson in 2010 when they offered o purchase his property.

However, the negotiations with Davidson did not work out, so they chose to purchase another property nearby, and the company followed the appropriate procedure,

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Would like to just add that there has only ever been one sign on our county road about this project and it wasn't put up until May of this year. We don't subscribe to the Henderson paper to see their notice. And why would someone randomly go to the court house to check on filings.

We and our neighbors should have been notified that the loading station was being built so close to our residence. None of us knew this. Even our county commissioner just within the last couple of months found.

Maybe Mr. Davidson is now rethinking the loss of income and or input as to where that station was to be located. Hindsight is 20/20 as the saying goes.

They never told us where the station was going. They only said a train was going by our property. That's the point.

There is a big difference.

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