Watershed Connections: Bringing Communities Together

PEC and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) invite you to network with colleagues, learn how to strengthen your local organizations, and discover new and emerging resources at the 2017 PA Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations.

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2017 River of the Year Winner Announced

January 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2017 MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR: 717-705-2225; tbrady@pa.gov Janet Sweeney, POWR: 570-718-6507; jsweeney@pecpa.org   Allegheny Named Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year Harrisburg, PA – Among the most biologically diverse watersheds...

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Water TrailsWatersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #20: 2017 Preview, part 1

January 6, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #20: 2017 Preview, part 1

We start the new year with a look ahead to some of the issues we're working on in 2017. PEC Legal & Government Affairs VP John Walliser is first up with a preview of DEP's forthcoming permit proposal for unconventional gas production. ...

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Policy

Out With The Old (Tires)

January 3, 2017
Out With The Old (Tires)

PEC's illegal dumpsite cleanup program ended 2016 with a pair of cleanup events in Susquehanna County. Workers from the Springville Township Street Department got the job done on December 8th, just in time for the first snowfall of the year. A total of  141 discarded tires, weighing in...

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Communities & Landscapes

You Know You’re on a Roll ….

December 16, 2016
You Know You’re on a Roll ….

Today, 35 people stood for an hour in 20 degree cold to celebrate the completion of another 1200 feet (.25 miles) of the Circuit Trails!  Crazy?  Maybe, but I’d say you know you’re on a roll when municipal officials and staff, trail building partners, local residents, planning professionals, a...

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Land Trails

Pennsylvania Legacies #19: Greg Reed on the Technological Challenge of Decarbonization

December 16, 2016
Pennsylvania Legacies #19: Greg Reed on the Technological Challenge of Decarbonization

There's broad consensus that renewable energy sources are a key element in the transition away from fossil fuels. But some experts warn that an overcommitment to renewables could actually work against the larger goal of cutting carbon emissions 80% or more by 2050. We look at some of the economi...

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Energy & Climate

PEC Supports Draft ‘Area of Review’ Guidance for Oil and Gas Operations

December 12, 2016
PEC Supports Draft ‘Area of Review’ Guidance for Oil and Gas Operations

Last week the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) submitted joint comments [PDF] in support of draft technical guidance [PDF] by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The guidance concerns what’s commonly referred to as “Area of Review” ...

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Policy
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Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Conservation Through Cooperation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities, and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

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