PUBLIC LANDS

The PA Environmental Rights Amendment  | Article I, Section 27, PA Constitution

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.

PROTECT FRANKLIN PARK

The residents of Franklin Park did not want their borough to lease the mineral rights of Linbook Park. The park would have been fracked for a PennEnergy well in Economy. They spoke out and worked with their local officials. The park will not be fracked. They are currently working with their council to improve their existing gas & oil ordinances. They want to maintain their status as one of the most livable communities in the Pittsburgh area.