Gerhart family and Sunoco Mariner East 2 pipeline update
(quoted copy sourced from State Impact)
The Gerhart family, who is fighting against Sunoco's Mariner East 2 pipeline, found out just before the holidays that there is a new court ruling that states "that the legislature could not grant eminent domain authority to companies building gas storage facilities. The court’s decision hinged on the fact that the public was not the “primary and paramount” beneficiary, as the state had claimed." This will be a helpful argument in their upcoming court date against Sunoco concerning the company using eminent domain to seize the family property, cut trees, and plan the building of the pipeline through their property.
To read more about this, go to: https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2016/12/20/eminent-domain-opponent-scores-a-win/