Nittany Valley Water Coalition – Organizing Update – UPDATED

UPDATE: January 5 meeting postponed to January 12 due to freezing temps and wind chill.

Happy New Year from Nittany Valley Water Coalition, soon to be Nittany Valley Environmental Coalition.

Coalition leaders will be meeting Friday, January 5 12 to discuss a packed agenda, including:

  1. Membership and meetings of the NVEC
  2. Next steps in the fight to protect the State College Borough Water Authority Harter-Thomas water wells from intensive land development in the wake of Penn State and Toll Brothers closing the Whitehall Road land sale on Dec. 22.
  3. Potential constitutional litigation regarding Penn State’s relationship with Article I, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, specifically whether Penn State must act as a fiduciary trustee of Commonwealth land under the Supreme Court’s holding in Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation v. Commonwealth  (June 20, 2017). As part of this discussion, we will also be talking about what other stakeholder groups (civic, environmental, local, statewide, etc.) we should invite to join us if we file.
  4. Other Centre County campaigns the coalition may decide to engage in, including the proposed Oak Hall quarry expansion, and the proposed Nestle corporation groundwater extraction facility.
We will post updates on the outcomes of these discussions after the Friday meeting, at the Nittany Valley Water Coalition website and through the email list.