Friday, May 21, 2021

Now On Demand: StateImpactPA, WITF, PA Parks & Forests Foundation Panel Discussion On 50th Anniversary Of PA’s Environmental Rights Amendment

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 to view the program.

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

Related Articles:

-- DCNR Blog: Celebrating 50 Years Of The People's Right To A Clean Environment 

-- PA Environmental Defense Foundation: A Review Of Where We Are Today On The 50th Anniversary Of PA's Environmental Rights Amendment

-- 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

-- PEC Podcast: Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of PA’s Environmental Rights Amendment With Franklin Kury

-- 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: May 21, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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