The suit was started by several residents, then municipalities and school districts like Rose Tree-Media and Downingtown got on board. Delaware County signed on a week ago, now Chester County is getting involved.
"We have been and continue to be concerned about the lack of communication from Sunoco Corporate and their folks and our emergency services," Commissioner Kathi Cozzone said.
A temporary easement for pipeline construction on a county library property in Exton is expired, and Cozzone says they’ve notified Sunoco they will not renew it.
"They will need to remove all of their equipment and pull up their stakes and everything else they had done in preparation," she said.
Sunoco has public utility status from the state, which gives them powers over the county and municipalities, including eminent domain, which they could use to seize the property.
Cozzone declined to address that, and says while she expects a legal challenge from Sunoco, she won’t speculate what that move could be.