PA Supreme Court Rejects Landowner Lawsuit Against ME2 Pipeline

You may recall our story about the daughter of a Huntingdon County, PA landowner who took to a tree on her mom’s property in March 2016 in order to illegally stop crews working on tree clearing for the Mariner East 2 pipeline (see PA Anti Literally Goes Up a Tree to Stop Mariner East 2 Pipeline). It ultimately didn’t matter, because Sunoco came back and cut down the few trees they needed to cut anyway (see Sunoco Tricks Radicalized Protester – Returns and Cuts More Trees). Eventually law enforcement got around to arresting the daughter, and the mom (who also trespassed during tree clearing). Law enforcement also arrested two serial criminal trespassers/antis who participated. The charges against all them were later dropped (see Charges Dismissed Against Tree Sitting Anti in Huntingdon County). The landowner family, using Big Green lawyers, sued Sunoco–twice. One of the lawsuits challenged Sunoco’s right to use eminent domain in order to run the pipeline across the landowner’s land. That lawsuit was appealed all the way to the PA Supreme Court and on Tuesday, the court refused to hear it, meaning the decision of the lower Commonwealth Court upholding Sunoco’s right to use eminent domain stands. That is, the anti landowners lost. At least that first lawsuit. The second lawsuit was filed by the mom, her daughter and the two serial criminal trespassing antis (see Anti-Pipeline Quartet Sues Sunoco, ET, Police, Others re ME2 Arrests). That second lawsuit sues everyone and everything connected to their arrest (Sunoco, a private security firm, a publicist, and 27 state and local police officers) for violating their Constitutional rights. The second lawsuit is still alive and kicking. Meanwhile, here’s the good news that yet another attempt to block Mariner East 2 construction has been defeated…

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