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Spring Illumination 2020: The Environmental Rights Amendment

West Branch of the Susquehanna River, at Hyner View State Park. Photo credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli

The Environmental Rights Amendment

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.

– Pennsylvania Constitution

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020

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