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Court Blocks Use of Eminent Domain on Pipeline

by Chip Northrup

Court Blocks Use of Eminent Domain on Pipeline

“York County landowners affected by the same proposed¬†Marcellus Shale pipeline¬†that would run through Clay and West Cocalico townships in Lancaster County have won a court battle blocking Sunoco Logistics from condemning their land. In a March 25 ruling in York County Common Pleas Court, Judge Stephen Linebaugh reaffirmed his previous ruling that Sunoco was a pipeline carrier, and not a public utility, and therefore had no eminent domain powers.”

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