Court Ruling Called Victory for Environmental Rights

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-22/environment/court-ruling-called-victory-for-environmental-rights/a58225-2 June 22, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled the state must act at all times as a trustee of public natural resources. (Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr) … Continued

Report Shows PA Missing Clean Water Goals

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-22/environment/report-shows-pa-missing-clean-water-goals/a58225-1 June 22, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Pennsylvania is missing goals for reducing agricultural nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. (Dincher/Wikimedia Commons) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Chesapeake Bay is getting cleaner, but … Continued

VICTORY: State Supreme Court Rules Leasing Public Land for Fracking Betrayed Government’s Constitutional Duties

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Today (June 20), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state government must act as trustees for public natural resources under the Environmental Rights Amendment. The decision overturns a lower court decision and rules that the state … Continued

Court Finds Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

Victory: Ruling: Trump administration shortcut environmental review; Court seeks additional briefing on whether to shut down pipeline Flags fly at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in 2016, near Cannonball, North Dakota. LUCAS ZHAO / CC BY-NC 2.0 This decision marks an important … Continued

Tell Secretary Zinke: Continue to Protect Special Areas in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

From the Alaska Wilderness League (http://www.alaskawild.org): We’ve all seen the pictures: oil and birds do not mix. Yet, Interior Secretary Zinke could expose Teshekpuk Lake – a protected Special Area with the highest density of shorebirds in the Arctic – … Continued

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