Initial Reactions to Energy Policy at a Crossroads

March 4, 2015
Initial Reactions to Energy Policy at a Crossroads

Yesterday, PEC had the opportunity to join its partners to present “Energy Policy at a Crossroads: Why 2015 is Pivotal…” This program brought experts from Boston, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh for an engaging conversation around the...

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Energy & Climate

The Next Wave in Paddling: Adaptive Equipment and Accessible Docks

March 3, 2015
The Next Wave in Paddling: Adaptive Equipment and Accessible Docks

The overarching goal of PEC’s Water Trails program is to allow more Pennsylvanians to enjoy the natural water resources that abound in the Commonwealth. To do that, we work with our stewardship partners to lower the barrier to entry. Barriers...

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Water Trails

Avoiding Future Pollution Legacies

February 27, 2015
Avoiding Future Pollution Legacies

An article in the Wall Street Journal this week underscored the reality that any boom in natural resource development – including natural gas – ultimately recedes. Too frequently, the end of the boom results in tremendous environmental and financial burdens...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Rail Trail Council of Northeast PA Highlights D&H, O&W Trails

February 25, 2015
Rail Trail Council of Northeast PA Highlights D&H, O&W Trails

Feb. 6 marked the third quarterly meeting of the Northeast Pennsylvania Trail Forum. Held at Frank’s Place Restaurant & Bar in Simpson, Pa., the meeting was an opportunity for the Rail Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania (RTC) to highlight its D&H Rail...

Program Update

Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups: The Dream Job!

February 20, 2015
Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups: The Dream Job!

It’s an exciting time at PEC’s northeast office. Since 2007, one of our greatest impacts has been conducting clean-ups of illegal dumpsites in the region. That continuing work got a boost as we recently received one of our biggest dumpsite...

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Policy

Trail Development in Pennsylvania

February 17, 2015
Trail Development in Pennsylvania

PEC Executive Vice President for Programs Statewide Patrick Starr discusses PEC’s work in the development of trails and trail networks throughout Pennsylvania. From the East Coast Greenway, Delaware River Trail, and the Circuit in southeastern Pennsylvania to the Great Allegheny Passage...

Press Release
Land Trails

Water Resource Brochures

Water Resource Brochures

Along its affiliates, PEC has published a series of water resource documents in accord with completed and in progress projects throughout Pennsylvania.

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Watersheds

Why is PEC Promoting New Dams? (Spoiler Alert: We’re Not)

February 19, 2015
Why is PEC Promoting New Dams? (Spoiler Alert: We’re Not)

You have probably heard PEC staff talking about hydroelectricity (hydro for short) a lot in recent years. With 86,000 miles of rivers and streams and topography that is far from flat in much of the state, it seems Pennsylvania would...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Hitting the Ground Running: Recapping My First Two Weeks at PEC

February 16, 2015
Hitting the Ground Running: Recapping My First Two Weeks at PEC

Since joining PEC as its Trails Program Manager at the start of the month, my first two weeks on the job have been both eventful and exciting. I jumped right into two days of meetings with PEC staff in Pittsburgh to...

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Land TrailsWater Trails

PEC Advocates for the Nominations of Quigley, Dunn

February 18, 2015

Today, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell wrote to Senators Gene Yaw and John Yudichak to issue his support for the nomination of Cindy Adams Dunn for Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and John Quigley...

Press Release

The Promise of Pennsylvania

January 6, 2015

Pennsylvania Environmental Council President Davitt Woodwell discusses the environmental challenges and opportunities in the Keystone State.

Press Release
Energy & ClimateWatersheds

Hydropower Permitting

Hydropower Permitting

Current efforts include developing a guidebook for prospective developers, with the hope that this would save time and money for project owners, and more.

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Energy & Climate
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A New Year for Spring Garden Street

January 14, 2015
A New Year for Spring Garden Street

We started 2014 with a clear vision: reenergize the conversation about the Spring Garden Street Greenway and propel the project from concept to reality. When we began that conversation, you had a lot to say! What we heard from local...

Program Update

POWR announces 2015 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 21, 2015

Luzerne–The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2015 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania’s rivers. Events must incorporate significant...

Program Update

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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