Environmental Rights Amendment

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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