Steve Marroni, in a concise summary of Sunday's Chapel Dedication, writes at PennLive.com:
"Lancaster Against Pipelines built the outdoor chapel right in the middle of the path of a proposed pipeline - and at the center of a court battle, too.
Part of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline is planned to go through the property of The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, an international order of Catholic women.
In a press release issued today, the sisters and Lancaster Against Pipelines indicated they will hold a dedication ceremony for the prayer chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday at 3939 Laurel Run, Columbia."
"The pipeline will ship natural gas across 183 miles of Pennsylvania, connecting gas-producing regions in the northeast to customers in the mid-Atlantic and the South. Williams Partners, which is the builder of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, is seeking an emergency order of the court to seize the land."
"'While we respect the rights of people to protest, we view this simply as another blatant attempt to impede pipeline construction,' spokesman Christopher Stockton told LancasterOnline."
Marroni's requote of Williams spokesman Chris Stockton drives home the point that Williams doesn't take protest seriously. You--WE--can voice our outrage at corporate seizure of private property for corporate gain, but we, in their eyes, have no bearing on their actions. "Say your piece, move along, we'll build our pipeline," Stockton seems to be saying. It's an outrageous position, one that betrays the corporation's entitled access to any resources it wishes.