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Sunoco fights connection to pipeline firm


Andrew Maykuth | Philadelphia Inquirer Sunoco’s good corporate name is taking a beating these days, as community activists and bloggers post snarky statements under headlines like “Sleazy Sunoco,” linking the company to fracking and eminent domain. The trouble for Sunoco Inc., the Philadelphia company with nearly 4,900 retail fuel stations and convenience stores in 23 states, is that it has ...

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Enbridge gets OK to pursue eminent domain for pipeline

By Mary Ann Ford, The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.) BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Commerce Commission has ruled Enbridge Pipelines can pursue eminent domain to get the remaining right-of-way it needs for a planned 167-mile pipeline from Flanagan to Patoka. Enbridge wants to begin construction on the light crude oil pipeline this summer and have it operational by mid-2015, said Jennifer Smith, communication ...

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Gibson says pipeline puts landowners in jeopardy


Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, has advised federal regulators overseeing the proposed Constitution Pipeline to keep in mind the project would have a “significant impact” on landowners of parcels along the route who could end up facing eminent domain proceedings. “I want to express how imperative it is that the health and safety of the surrounding area be considered a priority ...

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Residents question Sunoco pump station

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LOWER FRANKFORD TWP. — As Cumberland County residents raise concerns about Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East project, some residents in Lower Frankford Township are worried about more than just an underground pipeline. In an emergency responder outreach presentation on Sunoco Logistics’ website regarding its Mariner West project, which delivers Marcellus Shale ethane from Houston, Pa., to Marysville, Mich., the company said ...

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Vance opposes Sunoco expedition request

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When John Perry first received a request from Sunoco Logistics to perform a survey for a new pipeline, he had a lot of questions. He didn’t understand why the company that said it would have eminent domain over the land needed his permission to survey it in the first place. He, like fellow Upper Frankford Township resident Rob Blume, fought ...

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Judge: Bluegrass Pipeline developers can’t use eminent domain


Bluegrass Pipeline Co. cannot use eminent domain to take private property for construction of a natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky, a Franklin Circuit judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Phillip Shepherd held that the power of eminent domain is “an essential attribute of a sovereign government” that cannot be delegated to a private company such as Bluegrass Pipeline “without a clear ...

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Bill to block Bluegrass Pipeline from using eminent domain is approved by Ky. House


FRANKFORT — A bill that would prevent the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline from crossing private property against landowners’ wishes was approved Friday by the state House by a 75-to-16 vote. House Bill 31, which proceeds to the Senate, would specify that the owners of pipelines carrying natural gas liquids do not enjoy the same right to condemn land through the use ...

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