By David Yates being granted the power of eminent domain, Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas sought and received a permanent injunction earlier this year that stopped Texas Rice Land Partners from delaying construction of a pipeline.

Arguing that Denbury Green has its own interest at heart and not the public's, Texas Rice Land Partners appealed the ruling. Justices seated on Texas' Ninth Court of appeals are slated to hear oral arguments on June 12.

As the Record reported in June 2008, shortly after being informed that the police would be called if the pipeline company's surveyors came anywhere near a rice patty, Denbury Green filed its petition for an injunction against TRLP and Mike Latta in Jefferson County.

That same day, Judge Donald Floyd, Jefferson County 172nd Judicial District, approved the TRO.

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