The (Brief) Transition to 2015

With the election of Tom Wolf as the incoming 47th Governor of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg is in the midst of a relative calm with respect to policy activity. PEC’s Davitt Woodwell already summed up the big picture facing the Governor-elect with respect to environmental issues, but in this blog space we’re going to take a deeper dive on some of the issues of key importance to PEC.

Over the next several weeks we will begin to see a set of policy priorities emerge not only from the new Administration, but also from new leadership in the General Assembly as they begin to forge their own agenda. At the top of both of those respective lists is the unpleasant reality of Pennsylvania’s state budget. What does this have to do with the environment, you ask? For better or worse – a lot.

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Welcome to the “PEC channel”

December 10, 2014

Today, PEC launches its new website ( the centerpiece of a re-vamped system to communicate with our stakeholders, partners, and the public.  Created by Actual Size ( with the OPR Group providing project management, the site replaces our old platform...

PEC Blog

PEC Statement on Act 175 of 2014

October 23, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Yesterday Governor Corbett signed House Bill 2354 – the Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act – into law as Act 175 of 2014. Act 175 grants either chamber of the General Assembly unparalleled authority to veto any...

Energy & Climate
The Circuit

The Circuit

PEC is a driving force in the Circuit’s creation and has worked to plan and implement key regional trails for more than a decade.

Land Trails

On Transition in Harrisburg

November 10, 2014

Davitt Woodwell President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Last Tuesday brought to an end the 2014 election cycle. In Pennsylvania, the biggest winner is Governor-Elect Tom Wolf. With his win, Wolf now enters the vague time of “transition,” that period of a...

Press Release
Energy & ClimateLand TrailsWater TrailsWatershedsPolicy
Pennsylvania Carbon Reduction Fund

Pennsylvania Carbon Reduction Fund

Managed by PEC, the PA Carbon Reduction Fund aims to produce funds for tree planting through consumer-generated carbon offsets.

Energy & ClimateWatersheds

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.