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Generations Yet to Come: Environmental Rights in PA

Special | 26m 46s

Pennsylvania is one of only a few states to recognize environmental quality as a basic civil right—much like the U.S. Constitution protects the right to free speech and freedom of religion. Article 1, Section 27 (known as the environmental rights amendment) was added to Pennsylvania’s constitution in 1971, but its powerful language was ignored for decades. That’s starting to change.

Aired: 10/24/18

Rating: NR

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Major funding for Generations Yet to Come: Environmental Rights in Pennsylvania is provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting