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Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Blog

Sunoco Pipeline and Huntingdon County

December 20th, 2015 | by Mike Faherty

Evidence is now concluded in two Huntingdon County cases in which Sunoco Pipeline seeks eminent domain power for the Mariner East 2 pipeline. On December 14, 2015 Mike Faherty presented oral argument. Mike explained the historical background which led to the Property Rights Protection Act which prohibits eminent domain for private enterprise. He reviewed caselaw which prohibits eminent domian for a project with a public use and a private enterprise use. Sunoco argued it was a public utility corporation for purposes of Mariner East 2, and thus has the power of eminent domain. An Order is expected within weeks.