Environmentalists win in court over gas drilling in forests
June 21, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A decision by Pennsylvania's highest court on Tuesday was hailed as a victory by environmental advocates on the use of public natural resources and money from oil and gas drilling in state forests.
Brought originally as a challenge to the state government's unfettered use of money from drilling in publicly owned forests, the state Supreme Court went farther in its effort to strengthen the hand that environmental considerations play in government decisions.
John Dernbach, a professor of environmental law and sustainability at the Widener University Commonwealth Law S...