Last month, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reiterated its general view of the Environmental Rights Amendment, Article I, Section 27, of the Pennsylvania Constitution. That court seems to believe that executive
Continue Reading Another ERA Decision and Some Cautions About Making Government Work

Unsurprisingly, the Pennsylvania appellate courts decided fewer environmental cases than usual in 2020. Please forgive any omissions of cases or detail in this catalogue.

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Environmental Practice Shareholder Jillian C. Kirn of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will participate in a live 90-minute Strafford CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A on Tuesday, Jan. 12
Continue Reading Jillian Kirn to Participate in Webinar on Resolving Superfund Liability and Protecting PRP Interests

The ongoing battle over Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) – environmentally-beneficial, beyond-compliance projects that defendants agree to undertake for potential penalty mitigation in settlement of environmental enforcement actions – heated up
Continue Reading New Lawsuit Challenges DOJ Policy Prohibiting SEPs

Confusion permeates the public arena as to what the U.S. Supreme Court recently did – and didn’t do – by ruling in favor of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, a federally


Continue Reading McGirt v. Oklahoma: Understanding What the Supreme Court’s Native American Treaty Rights Decision Is and Is Not

On Aug. 3, 2020, a split Fifth Circuit plunged federal aquaculture regulation into murky waters. The United States is a minor aquaculture producer, ranked 17th in 2017 on a global
Continue Reading The National Marine Fisheries Service is Angling to Regulate Aquaculture; the Fifth Circuit Won’t Bite

A curious appellate court decision has Pennsylvania environmental law practitioners scratching their heads about the status of certain waterways.

No, we do not reference the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest Clean
Continue Reading Navigability: It’s Not Just for the Federal Clean Water Act Anymore