Is your remediation process (Act Two and beyond) guided in accordance with the Environmental Rights Amendment (ERA), (Article I, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution), which states: “The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”
Section 101 of the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, which established Act 2, specifically includes language how Act 2 helps to achieve the objectives of Article I, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The future cleanup activities of the Site will be completed in accordance with the Act 2 program requirements, also supporting these goals.