Pa. Republicans Say Enviro Suit Would Steal Their Authority

Law360, Philadelphia (June 13, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Republicans in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly said Thursday that an environmental group’s lawsuit would strip the Legislature of its power to set environmental policy priorities as the suit challenges amendments to a state law that diverted $143 million from an oil and gas lease fund meant to protect parkland.

The Republican caucuses of the state’s General Assembly said in a petition to intervene filed in Commonwealth Court that a decision in favor of the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation in the suit would prevent the legislature from making...
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