Charlestown Township and French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, Inc.sought review of a prior decision regarding the implemenation of a conservation easement held by French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, Inc. on property now owned by the Naylors. Representing the Pennsylvania Land Trust Alliance (PALTA), PennFuture submitted an amicus brief in support of Charlestown Township and French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, Inc.
This suit sought to compel the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority to enforce the City's green infrastructure stormwater ordinance at the Buncher Company's development in Pittsburgh's Strip District.
Introduced: Sen. John Blake (D)
Creates the Penn-STAR Program, the Commonwealth's first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. This would allow municipalities to voluntarily create a C-PACE program and float a bond to cover the upfront cost of commercial building owners retrofitting properties for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Owners would pay back the loan through their property tax bill.
Letter of Support (February 2017)