PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

July 2, 2015
PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

Today PEC sent the following communication to Governor Wolf thanking him for vetoing Senate Bill 655, which passed the General Assembly on June 30th. PEC objects to the inclusion of a rider in the legislation that would have inhibited rulemaking...

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John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

July 1, 2015
John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

John Dawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, shares his thoughts on PEC’s role and impact across the Commonwealth. He discusses PEC’s strengths, its ability to assess program’s and legislation on a quick basis in an effort to...

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WatershedsPolicy

Outdoor Recreation and Economics a Perfect Match

June 30, 2015
Outdoor Recreation and Economics a Perfect Match

Sometimes, a shot of history can make you feel good. Perusing the June 5 to 11 Pittsburgh Business Times, I was, as I often am, taken in by the lists that they generate each week, ranking everything from architecture firms...

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PEC Presents Objections to Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137)

June 30, 2015
PEC Presents Objections to Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137)

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, we are asking members of the Pennsylvania Senate to remove rulemaking prohibition language in Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137) relating to conventional oil and gas operations. This prohibition does not belong in the...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

PEC Continues Progress in Green Workplace Challenge

June 24, 2015
PEC Continues Progress in Green Workplace Challenge

Since fall of 2014, PEC’s Southwest office has been competing in the Green Workplace Challenge, a friendly competition among employers of all sizes and sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through sustainability efforts. The Challenge was established in 2012 by...

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Energy & Climate

Clean Water Efforts Benefit Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay

June 23, 2015
Clean Water Efforts Benefit Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay

PEC welcomes Harry Campbell, PA Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, as the first author in its guest blog series. A significant challenge to restoring the Chesapeake Bay is the disconnect that Commonwealth residents perceive with the nation’s largest and most...

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WatershedsPolicy

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Hosts 45th Annual Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 18, 2015
Pennsylvania Environmental Council Hosts 45th Annual Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 18, 2015 Contact: Alex Oltmanns Phone: (412) 481-9400 aoltmanns@pecpa.org Philadelphia – Last night (June 17), the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosted the 2015 Environmental Partnership Dinner, celebrating PEC’s work to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s natural and built environment and to enhance...

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Three Summer Events Helping to Change Perception of Tidal Delaware Water Trail

June 11, 2015
Three Summer Events Helping to Change Perception of Tidal Delaware Water Trail

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to play a key role in the development of the state’s robust water trail network. Water trails are recreational corridors comprised of access points, boat launches, day use sites, and overnight camping areas....

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Objections to Senate Bill 562 (P.N. 731) and House Bill 965 (P.N. 1210)

June 11, 2015
Objections to Senate Bill 562 (P.N. 731) and House Bill 965 (P.N. 1210)

PEC sent the following message to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Dear Representative: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I am writing to express our concerns with companion legislation – SB562 (P.N. 731) and HB965 (P.N. 1210) – which...

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Introducing the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

June 9, 2015
Introducing the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

PEC Program Manager Frank Maguire discusses the formation of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (iHeartTrails), a 1,600-mile regional network of trails spanning five states. Maguire not only outlines the 53-county network and PEC’s role in its formation by bringing people...

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Land TrailsPolicy

Clean Water Counts More Than Ever In Pennsylvania

June 9, 2015
Clean Water Counts More Than Ever In Pennsylvania

With nearly 20,000 miles of streams in Pennsylvania not meeting federal Clean Water Act standards, the Commonwealth continues to face one of its most significant environmental challenges. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has joined the Clean Water Counts! Campaign, organized by...

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WatershedsPolicy

Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner

March 13, 2015
Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner

For more than 40 years, the annual Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner has celebrated our collaborative work to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s natural and built environment—to enhance and preserve natural resources, improve communities, and strengthen the economy. Join us on June 17...

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25th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment to be Held Oct. 29

June 9, 2015
25th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment to be Held Oct. 29

June 9, 2015 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney Phone: (570) 718-6507 jsweeney@pecpa.org The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper...

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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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