- The decision promises present and future generations a healthy environment:
- The decision obligates the government (local and state) to honor the social contract embodied in Article 1, Section 27 of the PA Constitution that promises clean air, pure water, preservation of natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment, and that commits to protect public natural resources for present and future generations.
- The decision restores the right of local communities to better protect their local, natural and historic resources, when the state government fails to do enough.
Authored by Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper.
First posted on EcoNews, January 6, 2013:http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/06/environmental-protection-fossil-fuel-extraction/