As Chester County continues to see more and more pipeline work being performed along its roads, you may have wondered what gives large companies like Sunoco the ability to disturb land so close to residential and commercial properties. Well, reason is simple: eminent domain.

Eminent domain was created in order to give government the ability to take private property for improvements. As pipeline work continues, we would encourage you to look at the following article written by Amanda M. Olejarski titled “Eminent domain? It’s an imminent problem for Pennsylvania”.

Eminent domain? It’s an imminent problem for Pennsylvania

https://www.pennlive.com/editorials/2012/02/eminent_domain_its_an_imminent.html

Additionally, property owners looking for more information should read this article.

https://www.barley.com/important-facts-for-property-owners-about-eminent-domain-and-penndot