Environmental Rights Amendment

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

The Pennsylvania appellate courts decided a relatively large number of environmental cases during 2018. This survey briefly characterizes those cases under the following categories: Environmental Rights Amendment; pre-emption of local


Continue Reading Significant Environmental Cases in Pa. Courts During 2018 (Part 1)

The Commonwealth Court recently provided new guidance on the extent to which the Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution gives municipalities or agencies additional powers or imposes on them


Continue Reading Staying in Lane Under the Environmental Rights Amendment