Dallas considers eminent domain move after repeal of Wright amendment
Dallas is considering exercising its eminent domain rights to condemn a terminal at Love Field Airport as part of the agreement that led to legislation to repeal the Wright amendment. The amendment, enacted in 1979 to protect Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, will be repealed in eight years as a result of legislation signed into law by President Bush on Friday, according to The Dallas Morning News. Part of the agreement requires that the number of gates at Love Field be reduced from 32 to 20, and Dallas Mayor Laura Miller says the city council will vote to proceed with eminent domain proceedings to condemn Legend Airlines’ former terminal. The current owners of the terminal have filed three lawsuits to block the move.