4 Anti Groups File Petition Against Sunoco Logistics with PUC

Last Friday an environmentalist lawyer, on behalf of a group of residents from West Goshen, PA, filed an official request (or petition) with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to argue that Sunoco Logistics and its Mariner East natural gas liquids pipeline should not be granted “public utility corporation” status (see More Pushback from PA Residents on Proposed Mariner East Pipeline). Four well-funded anti-drilling groups joined in the chorus and filed their own petitions with the PUC by the deadline on Monday. Those groups include The Delaware Riverkeeper (see Delaware Riverkeeper Gets a French Kiss from Phila. Inquirer), the Clean Air Council, the Pipeline Safety Coalition and the Mountain Watershed Association.

All of the groups filing argue that Sunoco Logistics–actually a subsidiary called Sunoco Pipeline–does not meet “the legal standard” to qualify as a public utility corporation–which is not to be confused with being a public utility proper…

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