Communities across Western Pennsylvania remain vulnerable to the impacts of fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure projects, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local land use rules are sacrosanct to local government. That essential local authority has been underscored, multiple times, by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And yet, there remain some local communities that have woefully outdated oil and gas ordinances on the books—and others without any at all.
On October 8, Attorney John Smith will share firsthand accounts of the legal essentials that have paved the way for ensuring local land use protections.
This webinar series is sponsored by Environmental Integrity Project, Food & Water Watch, and Moms Clean Air Force.
Details on registration to come.