Controversy Surrounds ET Pipeline in Pennsylvania
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:42AM
Clark Hill

A Pennsylvania pipeline may have received special political favors to expedite a pipeline project that is being criminally investigated and that has had numerous environmental issues.

According to this Guardian article, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s role in approving the Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline through southern Pennsylvania is being questioned. The pipeline “sparked growing outrage” because “it has caused roughly 140 documented industrial waste spills into wetlands and waterways, destroying numerous residential water wells, and opening large sinkholes just steps from residents’ homes.”

The article illustrates both the real life consequences of pipeline construction and reflects a growing awareness of those consequences among the public. These are the type of issues that must be addressed when confronted by a pipeline taking.

I was involved in representing property owners in the ET Rover pipeline in Southern Michigan, having obtained both significant just compensation increases while moderating the language of the pipeline easement itself. 

Please feel free to contact me about any condemnation issues, including pipeline takings, that you may be facing.

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