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Update: Mariner East 1 Decision

March 10th, 2015 | by Mike Faherty
Categories: Pipeline Construction

A July 2014 ruling of a Pennsylvania Public Utility Judge favored property owners by finding that the Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 1 project does not qualify as a public utility corporation and accordingly, would not obtain eminent domain power. The ruling relied, in part, on the Mike Faherty litigation victory in Loper v. Sunoco in which a York County Judge adopted Mike Faherty’s argument that the pipeline was regulated as a “common carrier” not as a public utility corporation.