One example among many: the view from 200 feet above the farm of Cumberland County, PA residents Ralph & Doris Blume. Sunoco Logistics/Energy Transfer Partners used eminent domain to acquire land cutting through their home. The corporation was granted public utility status that allowed them to do so by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

One example among many: the view from 200 feet above the farm of Cumberland County, PA residents Ralph & Doris Blume. Sunoco Logistics/Energy Transfer Partners used eminent domain to acquire land cutting through their home. The corporation was granted public utility status that allowed them to do so by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

An on-going, original documentary web series about Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners' hazardous liquids pipeline MARINER EAST, as told by the people impacted by it.

In 2013, residents across Pennsylvania’s southern tier began to learn that Sunoco Logistics intended to dig a natural gas liquids pipeline through their communities and in some instances through their individually owned private property.

Sunoco called the project mariner east.

the more residents learned, the more alarmed they became.

It wasn't just that this particular pipeline would be uniquely dangerous.

It was that they saw their safety, property values, constitutional rights, local ordinances -- even their own elected officials -- subverted by a corporation cloaking itself in the guise of a public utility which had nothing to do with the public good. 

They decided to fight.

These are their stories.

A Three Blind Men & An Elephant production written, directed, edited & produced by Hugh Brownstone

(c) 2017 Three Blind Men & An Elephant LLC