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Join WITF, StateImpact Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation for a free virtual documentary screening and panel discussion in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the state’s Environmental Rights Amendment. Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm.

Added to the Pennsylvania constitution in 1971, the amendment protects the right to clean air, pure water, and enjoyment and preservation of our natural environment for generations to come.

Watch clips tracing the history and impact of the amendment from the WITF original documentary Straight Talk: The Ralph Abele Story and the StateImpact Pennsylvania original documentary Generations Yet to Come: Environmental Rights in Pennsylvania.

After the screening, StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Rachel McDevitt will lead a panel discussion about the lasting legacy of this groundbreaking legislation and its continued relevancy today.

Panelists include:

  • Cindy Dunn – Secretary, PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
  • State Sen. Franklin Kury
  • Rafiyqa Muhammad – Harrisburg Environmental Advisory Council, PA DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board
  • Emma Olney – Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation

Register on the WITF website for this important presentation.

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Celebrating the Environmental Rights Amendment-Virtually