In July, the Commonwealth Court decided a case under the Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution. Energy Conservation Council of Pennsylvania v. Public Utility Commission upheld the Public Utility Commission's decision to allow an electric utility to construct a transmission line over challenges raised by environmental groups and the Office of Consumer Advocate under, among other things, Article I, Section 27, of the state constitution.
Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pa. Constitution: A Force for 'Yes'?
The Legal Intelligencer
August 23, 2011
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