“In supporting the proposed Grain Belt Express, Governor Nixon has chosen to align himself with an out-of-state corporation at the expense of the individual property rights of Missouri farmers and other landowners.  Even though the Governor announced purported landowner protections, the fact remains that property can be taken from landowners over their objections by giving Grain Belt Express the power of eminent domain.  Currently utility companies have the authority to use eminent domain as a ‘last resort for the public good’ but the awesome power of eminent domain should not be used for projects like Grain Belt Express.”