Environmental Rights Amendment

I recently wrote a column for The Legal Intelligencer’s Pennsylvania Law Weekly, reposted on this blog here, raising questions about whether the Pennsylvania courts have correctly identified the

Continue Reading Oil and Gas and Another Questionable Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment Decision

The Supreme Court can only decide so many cases. If we are to have a constitutional environmental provision with relevance to the interaction of private activities with the government, Pennsylvania
Continue Reading Is the Pa. High Court Deciding the Most Helpful Environmental Rights Amendment Cases?

A review of the environmental cases decided by the Pennsylvania appellate courts last year follows.  Please forgive any omissions of cases or detail in this catalogue.  Many of these cases
Continue Reading Environmental Cases in the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts in 2021

You are invited to listen to the latest episode of Greenberg Traurig’s E2 Law Podcast, “The New Environmental Rights Amendment to the NY Constitution.”

In the first episode
Continue Reading E2 Law Podcast Episode: The New Environmental Rights Amendment to the NY Constitution

On November 2, voters in New York approved “Proposal 2” and adopted a new section 19 to Article I of the state constitution that reads: “Each person shall have a
Continue Reading The New Environmental Rights Amendment to the New York Constitution

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
Continue Reading Identifying the Natural Resources Subject to the Environmental Rights Amendment