Delaware Riverkeeper and PennFuture Win Battle, But Lose War

The Delaware Riverkeeper and PennFuture invested in a Lycoming County case they thought would advance fractivism. They won the battle but lost the war.

The Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper, which is about anything but the Delaware River (or it wouldn’t be operating in Lycoming County) just won a court battle in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. It had to do with Maya van Rossum’s attempt to extend the reach of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment and turn it into a fracking ban. They won the legal battle at the end off the day, but clearly lost the war.

The Gorsline case is a somewhat complicated one in which I was peripherally involved and wrote about here. The Commonwealth Court had overruled the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas, which had overturned a Fairfield Township decision to grant a conditional use permit to Inflection Energy to develop a gas well pad in the middle of nowhere. The location was far removed from any residences in a catch-all Residential-Agriculture zoning district of the type that is common in rural zoned communities.

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