JOIN US – WEBINAR: Understanding How State Environmental Rights Amendments May Help Protect the Bay
JOIN US FOR A WEBINAR: Tuesday, March 27th at 11am
Understanding How State Environmental Rights Amendments May Help Protect the Bay
Marty Siegel, Stock and Leader & Mary Clemmensen, CLA
Environmental rights provisions in state constitutions have previously provided few advocacy tools to protect the Chesapeake Bay. A recent Pennsylvania court case has significantly expanded the scope of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment and will likely have far reaching impacts on environmental protection. Pennsylvania’s state government now has a clear constitutional mandate to act to protect the environment. Environmental groups will also potentially have new tools to further water quality protection. This presentation will review Bay state’s environmental rights amendments and explore what the recent Pennsylvania court decision means for preserving and protecting environmental resources in Pennsylvania and throughout the watershed.
Phone: 1-800-944-8766 Pin: 74389#
Martin Siegel leads Stock and Leader’s Environmental Law Group, from York, PA. He served for 22 years as Assistant Counsel in the Southcentral Regional Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), where he was responsible for advising DEP programs that implemented environmental cleanups, sewage planning, water permitting and enforcement, radiation protection, and waste management.
Mary Clemmensen manages Chesapeake Legal Alliance’s pro bono legal services for Northern Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York.