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Mike Faherty speaks at Landowners Meeting

May 7th, 2015 | by Mike Faherty

Meeting on pipeline project advises landowners of rights
Written by: Elizabeth Gibson, For PennLive.
Published in: Patriot News, May 2, 2015

Allen Trayer picked up some new tools in his fight against a Sunoco Logistics project that is bringing a new oil pipeline through Pennsylvania along the same path as an existing line.

The North Middleton Township landowner was among 50 residents who learned about landowner rights and the steps they can take to protect those rights during a meeting hosted in Carlisle by Cumberland and Perry Pipeline Awareness

Attorney Michael Faherty talked about contract terms that landowners could seek to be sure they aren’t giving away valuable rights if they agree to allow the line that is under construction to cross their property.

He said that landowners must be wary of any activity on their property that they haven’t agreed to, including a seemingly harmless survey of their land.

The existing pipeline crosses Trayer’s land.

Trayer’s neighbor, Scott Martin, said legal expertise on the pipeline project is needed by landowners who oppose the project on the grounds that it poses safety concerns.

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