Energy Transfer’s Claims Against Protesters Partially Dismissed

Nov. 4, 2020, 8:45 PM

Energy Transfer Partners LP, Sunoco Pipeline LP, and Sunoco Logistics LP lost their attempt to pursue nuisance and interference counterclaims against a protester who was arrested at their Mariner East 2 Pipeline project in Pennsylvania, after a ruling by a federal court in the state.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s ruling came as a win for Ellen Gerhart, who was sentenced to a $2,000 fine and two to six months’ imprisonment for indirect criminal contempt by a state court. Gerhart allegedly baited bears to the site, set fires, and obstructed workers to stop pipeline construction, ...

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