Pa. Appeals Court Upholds Sunoco Eminent Domain Push

Law360, Philadelphia (June 29, 2017, 8:09 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday issued the latest in a string of decisions rejecting challenges to a Sunoco Inc. unit’s authority to use eminent domain to seize rights of way for its controversial Mariner East 2 natural gas pipeline.

A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel, relying in part on a past finding affirming Sunoco Pipeline LP’s status as a certified public utility with attendant authority to rely on eminent domain, rejected arguments from a pair of property owners that the state’s Property Rights Protection Act barred...
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