50 property owner affected by the Penn East Pipeline project are being sued by the company proposing the project. Penn East has been unable to gain to these 50 properties willingly.
A court ruling last month granted a certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the project, giving Penn East the legal right to go after land owners who stand in their way.
Penn East officials say they would rather strike easement agreements with them voluntarily, but this was their last resort.
93 year old Albertine Anthony, of Palmerton, says the project isn't necessar, or convenient for people like herself--who could lose her spring water supply during pipeline construction. She says she won't sign anything from Penn East and will be present at all of her court hearings.