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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:06:32 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] SLAPP Suite at Bishop Tube, East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania
Chesco advocates accuse developer of trying to muzzle free speech over toxic site

StateImpact Pennsylvania
July 27, 2017

Environmentalists seeking a full cleanup of a contaminated Chester County industrial site hit back on Wednesday at a lawsuit filed by the site’s developer, Brian O’Neill, accusing him of trying to suppress opposition to the project.

Delaware Riverkeeper Network, in preliminary objections to the suit, said O’Neill was seeking to “intimidate and retaliate against the citizens” when he accused the group and its co-defendants of spreading “false and intentionally misleading information” about his plans to remove contaminated material and build 228 townhouses on the Bishop Tube site in East Whiteland Township.

O’Neill, in his suit filed in Chester County Court of Common Pleas on June 27, accused the defendants of defamation, interference with his business interests, and conspiracy, and asked the court to impose a fine of $50,000 plus punitive damages and other costs.


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Lenny Siegel
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