On July 21, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court revisited the Environmental Rights Amendment, Article I, Section 27, of the Pennsylvania Constitution when Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation v. Commonwealth returned to the court after remand. The Supreme Court reversed the Commonwealth Court and held that all the amounts received by the commonwealth when it leased state lands for oil and gas development had to be appropriated to conservation and protection of public natural resources.

Continue reading the full article, “Identifying the Natural Resources Subject to the Environmental Rights Amendment,” published by The Legal Intelligencer on Aug. 12, 2021.