2020: A Year of Pipeline Court Fights, with One Lawsuit Headed to the Supreme Court

Sections of steel pipe are staged near a private residence for construction of the ETP-Sunoco Mariner East 2 pipeline in Exton, Pennsylvania on June 5, 2019. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03012020/pipeline-lawsuits-2020-supreme-court-appalachian-trail-eminent-domain-natural-gas by Phil McKenna, January 3, 2020

4th Circuit nixes key permit for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, citing environmental justice concerns

Pastor Paul Wilson of Union Hill Baptist Church stands in front of a group protesting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (© Chesapeake Climate Action Network) By Robert Walton, In Utility Dive The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down a permit necessary for Dominion Energy to construct its Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), concluding Virginia regulators failedContinue reading “4th Circuit nixes key permit for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, citing environmental justice concerns”

Sunoco may be forced to meet with county under initial ruling in Baker’s pipeline safety case

Wilmer Baker’s home in Lower Frankford Township is within the 1,000-foot safety radius of the Mariner East pipeline route. (Photo by Jason Malmont, The Sentinel) By Zack Hoopes, The SentinelDec 23, 2019  http://m.thecourierexpress.com/news/state/sunoco-may-be-forced-to-meet-with-county-under-initial/article_8f813947-7433-517f-b825-ed0ffad6ba01.html A ruling issued Wednesday in Wilmer Baker’s case against Sunoco Pipeline gives the Cumberland County resident a partial victory in his effort to get theContinue reading “Sunoco may be forced to meet with county under initial ruling in Baker’s pipeline safety case”

New Jersey DEP rejects PennEast’s permit application, setting back the project again

October 11, 2019 | 10:18 AM Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight  Link to StateImpact Pennsylvania article (with NJ DEP permit letter) The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has shut the door again on a bid by PennEast Pipeline to obtain crucial permits for its 120-mile interstate project. In a letter to the company dated Tuesday, theContinue reading “New Jersey DEP rejects PennEast’s permit application, setting back the project again”