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Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox’s Rinde appointed to Environmental Protection Workgroup in PA


Philadelphia, PAJonathan E. Rinde, partner at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, was recently appointed to serve on the Environmental Protection Workgroup for the Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force (PITF). He was selected to serve on this workgroup out of a pool of nearly 200 candidates.


The Environmental Protection Workgroup is tasked with developing best practices related to the protection of land, water and air during pipeline infrastructure development. This workgroup will also identify ways to maximize opportunities for predictable and efficient permitting across state and federal jurisdictions. The Environmental Protection Workgroup is one of a dozen groups that, in close coordination with federal and state agencies, local governments, industry representatives, landowners, and environmental and cultural resource advocates, will develop a final report for Governor Tom Wolf outlining recommendations for responsible development of Pennsylvania’s natural resources while supporting economic growth.

Jonathan Rinde entered the legal profession with an educational background in natural resources and the sciences and professional experience as an environmental consultant. He advises clients on issues ranging from wetlands, endangered species, and cultural resources to those involving brownfields remediation, sewage facilities, and real estate transactions and permitting. Rinde was lead environmental counsel to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development and its acquisition of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, an approximately 1,400-acre former military base in South Philadelphia, a representation that still continues today as he assists in its redevelopment as a vibrant mixed-use development. Early in his career, he was a guest on-air commentator on Court TV. More recently, he prepared chapters for The Law of Oil and Gas in Pennsylvania published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, entitled “Threatened and Endangered Species” and “Federal Wetlands Permitting.”

MGKF concentrates its practice in environmental, energy, and land use law and litigation. It represents clients ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to small, privately held enterprises, both in the Mid-Atlantic region and on a national basis.

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