Property Value

The Pennsylvania Attorney General Investigates Mariner East II

The Attorney General, with broad powers to investigate crime, is investigating crimes by Sunoco Pipeline/Energy Transfer Partners. Those with information or evidence should contact the office of Attorney General Shapiro.

Pa. attorney general launches investigation into Mariner East II pipeline

The Mariner East II pipeline, which crosses Pennsylvania, has been the subject of fines, shutdowns and allegations of polluting drinking water and disregarding safety by residents across the state, including some in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday he is launching an investigation into the pipeline.

The state’s top prosecutor has opened an investigation into Sunoco Pipeline and its parent company, Energy Transfer Partners, into their pipeline that spans the state.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said on Twitter Tuesday his office is investigating the liquid natural gas pipeline project known as Mariner East II.

“We will leave no stone unturned in this case,” he said in the post.

It is a join investigation with Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland into […]

By |April 4th, 2019|Categories: Eminent domain, Pipeline Construction, Property Rights, Property Value|

Billboard Income as Property Value

A case considered under County tax assessment law provided support for property value to include suitability and income from billboard rental. Fair market value includes such income. The case supports such similar eminent domain claims for damages.

In Re Consol. App. of Chester-Upland Sch. Dist., No. 633 C.D. 2017 (Dec. 27, 2018) – When determining fair market value of property, suitability of property for billboard use and income earned by property owner from rental of property to billboard operator should not be excluded from fair market valuation by Section 8811(b)(4) of Consolidated County Assessment Law, 53 Pa.C.S. 8811(b)(4); property should be valued consistent with general valuation principles.

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Municipal, Property Rights, Property Value|