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State Supreme Court Upholds Conservation Easement

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a school district needs conservation easement holder approval for a road easement over conserved land. The Supreme Court based the finding on the plain language of both the statute and the conservation easement.

The Ephrata School District purchased a road easement over land conserved by the county. The county denied their request to approve the road easement. The school district sued, lost at the trial court and won at the appeals court before ultimately losing in the state Supreme Court.

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