Attorney Brown Appointed to the Clarks Summit Borough Planning Commission

In August 2016, the Clarks Summit Borough Council selected Attorney Shannon Brown to fill an open seat on the Clarks Summit Borough Planning Commission. Along with legal training, Shannon brings experience as a professor of community and economic development and prior experience servingd as a planning commission member…

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Brown Appointed to Rapho Township Planning Commission

Rapho Township appointed Shannon Brown to serve a four-year term on the Rapho Township Planning Commission. The appointment occurred in January 2015. The Planning Commission reviews subdivision and land use applications in Rapho Township and makes recommendations to the Rapho Township Supervisors. Attorney Brown brings past experience in land…

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Greenhouse Gas Regulation (CO2), Local Land Use Authority, and 42 USC 7431

Synopsis Student Note exploring a potential limitation (42 USC 7431) on the preemption of local land use regulations by federal greenhouse gas regulations (CO2). The Note argues that federal law might not preempt, per se, regulations by local authorities related to global warming because 1) land use…

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