Payments Overdue for Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in Central Pennsylvania

by admin on April 24, 2019

Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline on farmland & near homes

Property owners along Atlantic Sunrise pipeline notified of possible liens

From the News Broadcast of Anne Shannon, WGAL News 8, Lancaster, PA, March 26, 2019

RAPHO TWP., Pa. — Some property owners in Lancaster County who live along the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline are concerned after getting a letter that says their properties may be part of legal action.

The letter from a law office is a formal notice that attorneys plan to file a mechanic’s lien against the properties. A subcontractor that helped build the pipeline didn’t get paid for more than $1 million worth of work, and the mechanics’ lien law allows the company to have possession of a portion of the properties where the work was done until the debt is paid.

Steven Miller, of Rapho Township, is one of the property owners who received the letter. He said he hasn’t been a fan of the pipeline since the beginning, and this situation is even more frustrating.

Miller said he believes the letter is just the first step in what could be a very long process.

“Wait it out and see what happens. Nothing more I can do about it,” he said.

Officials with Williams, the pipeline developer, sent WGAL a statement that reads, in part: “…Williams did provide adequate advance payment…so that timely subcontractor compensation could be made.”

Williams added, “…subcontractors do not have any right or legal ability to lien these properties.”


More property owners along pipeline notified of possible liens

Update News Broadcast From ABC News 27, Lancaster, PA, April 19, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – There are more headaches for people living along the route of a natural gas pipeline.

Letters threatening liens went out to about 250 property owners along the path of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. A subcontractor, Ohio Machinery, claims it’s owed more than $4 million.

Similar letters were sent last month on behalf of a Michigan construction company. Williams Partners, the pipeline owner, says that matter has been resolved.

Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in red color

The pipeline’s route includes parts of Lebanon and Lancaster counties.

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