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Environmental protection in the Commonwealth

A PA Consultant Ecologist, professionally involved in wetlands protection for the past 40+ years, wrote this week: The most encouraging court decision I have seen lately is Chief Justice Castile’s decision in Robinson Township v . PA, the oil and gas case in PA Supreme Court. PA Supreme Court also rejected the state’s motion to […]

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SB411 Reasons to Vote “NO”

1. The General Assembly would be violating the PA Constitution (Article 1, Section 27) if it enacts SB411 without first conducting an environmental impact assessment. As the PA Supreme Court recognized, the General Assembly must “consider in advance of proceeding the environmental effect of any proposed action on the constitutionally protected features.” The December 19 […]

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