Texas is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation, and critical infrastructure is needed to meet the demands of our booming population. Every Texan relies on transmission lines, roadways, flood control, and pipelines to transport water, oil, natural gas and other fuels. The expansion of this infrastructure is essential to our state’s continued growth and success.
The Coalition for Critical Infrastructure (CCI) was formed to help maintain Texas’ positive business climate and quality of life by addressing our growing need for important infrastructure projects.
The Texas Constitution permits the use of eminent domain to acquire property for infrastructure that benefits the citizenry, but it is intended to be used only as a last resort. CCI strongly believes in a strong and durable eminent domain framework that provides transparency to property owners, promotes the fair and efficient resolution of disputes, and strengthens long-term relationships between property owners and infrastructure developers.