OMA Defends Public Benefit of Pipelines


Together with other business interests, the OMA filed an amicus brief in a case now pending before the Ohio Seventh District Court of Appeals, in Youngstown.  The OMA urges the Court of Appeals to uphold the ruling of a Harrison County trial court in the case, Sunoco Pipeline v.Carol A. Teter, Trustee. At issue is when a pipeline developer may invoke Ohio’s eminent domain statute to site the pipeline.  Landowners have challenged Sunoco’s authority to use eminent domain to construct the Mariner East 2 project which will deliver natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shale in Ohio to points eastward. The OMA recognizes that pipelines are the safest, most reliable and cost effective means of transporting petroleum and petroleum products, which contributes to reliable and low-cost energy and raw materials for manufacturers.