Pa. Envtl. Def. Found. v. Pennsylvania

ELR Citation: 47 ELR 20081
No(s). 10 MAP 2015 (Pa. Jun 20, 2017)

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the legislatureā€™s diversion of oil and gas royalties from public lands to the general fund for non-conservation purposes violated the state constitution. In 1955, the legislature created an oil and gas lease fund, and required all rents and royalties from o...