Know Your Rights

Constitution of Pennsylvania

Article 1

Natural Resources and the Public Estate

Section 27.
The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.

As our world-class state forests, and now state parks, face large-scale, industrial, natural gas drilling, know that you “have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.”

How much of our state forests have been leased without a single public hearing, comment, or input?  We’re not talking about a few wells.  We’re talking thousands of wells over 700,000 acres of the public’s land.  Click here for a map.

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2 thoughts on “Know Your Rights

  1. Thank you for showing this specific piece of our state constitution the light of day. I have bookmarked this for future conversations.

  2. If you have not been upstream beyond Yellow Dog Run, GO! When the water is low and clear like it was when you took your pictures Rock Run is magical. The gorge at Emerald Cove behind the A-frame is nice…but when you get up to the pools just below the north branch you will find this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oSLeBIqeUQ&t=1s I almost posted a video of the area with text saying: Do you believe…this exists…without…corporate sponsorship?

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