RSVP to join us for a three-part collaborative webinar series on fracking, zoning, and public health in your community!
Local land use rules are an essential authority of local government and have been underscored, multiple times, by the PA Supreme Court. And yet, there remain some local communities that have woefully outdated – or even some without any – oil and gas ordinances. Using lessons learned and fact-based research, local citizen teams can educate themselves on how to effectively engage with local government officials.
Facts and community organizing are the great levelers – learn how to use the facts to ensure local decision makers carry out their responsibilities according to the law. The three-part series features the following speakers:
Thursday, October 8 @ 7:00 pm – Featuring Attorney John Smith as the keynote speaker – sharing first-hand accounts of the legal essentials that have paved the way for ensuring local land use protections. • Attorney John Smith the lead attorney successfully argued twice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of Pennsylvania local municipalities in the landmark case Robinson Township vs. Commonwealth. As a result, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found several provisions of Act 13, the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act of 2012, unconstitutional, returning zoning rights back to the peoples’ respective local governments.