Wednesday, April 28, 2021

StateImpactPA, PA Parks & Forests Foundation Set May 18 Viewing, Panel Discussion On WITF’s PA’s Environmental Rights Amendment Documentary

StateImpact Pennsylvania, WITF and the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation invite you to a free virtual documentary screening and panel discussion on the 50th Anniversary of the state’s Environmental Rights Amendment on May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Added to the Pennsylvania constitution in 1971, the amendment protects the right to clean air, pure water, and enjoyment and preservation of our natural environment for generations to come.

Watch clips tracing the history and impact of the amendment from the WITF original documentary Straight Talk: The Ralph Abele Story and the StateImpact Pennsylvania original documentary Generations Yet to Come: Environmental Rights in PennsylvaniaRead more here.

After the screening, StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Rachel McDevitt will lead a panel discussion about the lasting legacy of this groundbreaking legislation and its relevancy today.

Panelists include:

-- Former state Sen. Franklin Kury, who was instrumental in getting the amendment passed

-- Cindy Dunn, Secretary, Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

-- Rafiyqa Muhammad,  Harrisburg Environmental Advisory Council, Pennsylvania DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board

-- Emma Olney, Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation

Click Here to register for this special online event.

Visit the PA Conservation Heritage website to learn more about Pennsylvania’s conservation history.

Related Articles:

-- Now On Sale! New Book By Franklin Kury Makes The Case For A Constitutional Right To A Healthy Environment

-- WITF Documentary - Generations Yet To Come: Environmental Rights In PA

-- Bay Journal: PA’s Environmental Rights Amendment Grows Some Teeth

-- PA Environmental Council At 50: Securing Our Environmental Rights

-- The Environmental Amendment To The State Constitution By Franklin Kury

-- Review of Litigation Since 2017 PA Supreme Court Case Reinvigorating Environmental Rights Amendment

-- PA Supreme Court Declares Law Diverting Oil & Gas Lease Fund To General Fund Unconstitutional Under Environmental Rights Amendment  [2017]

[Posted: April 28, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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