CALISTOGA — PG&E is taking Calistoga vineyard owner Terry Gard to court, to seize a portion of his land for a liquid natural gas plant.
Since the beginning of the year, the utility has tried to reach an agreement with Gard, who steadfastly refuses to cede any of the property his family has farmed for generations.
PG&E has now 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.
According to PG&E, the property is needed for a project that will upgrade the current Upvalley pipeline to meet the region’s growing demand for natural gas, and to meet state and federal requirements.
Read more at the Napa Valley Register.