Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful Awarded Tree-Planting Grant

July 11, 2016
Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful Awarded Tree-Planting Grant

As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), PEC and Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful (KNEPAB) have access to various unique grant-funding opportunities. We are pleased to announce a recent partnership with the Dupont Lions Club and Dupont Borough on an...

Program Update

Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

July 11, 2016
Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Debra Frawley to its staff as a Program Coordinator for Trails and Recreation. Frawley comes to PEC having worked most recently as the Greenways Coordinator for...

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Land TrailsPolicy

Busman’s Holiday

July 11, 2016
Busman’s Holiday

While we work on a wide variety of environmental and conservation issues at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, our largest single area of focus is on trails and outdoor recreation. Why? Because through this work we connect people to natural resources; encourage...

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Land TrailsWater TrailsPolicy

K&T Rail Trail Evolves from Brownfield to Multi-Purpose Trail

July 8, 2016
K&T Rail Trail Evolves from Brownfield to Multi-Purpose Trail

When it comes to PEC’s role in developing projects, it can sometimes be a difficult one to describe, but an extremely gratifying role, nonetheless. So as I watched Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and former Congressman Robert Borski break ground on...

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Land TrailsPolicy

Why Opt-Outs Are Bad Policy: A Response to Senate Bill 805

July 8, 2016
Why Opt-Outs Are Bad Policy: A Response to Senate Bill 805

This past week, one year after PEC first wrote to the members of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee expressing concerns with SB805, we were included in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about why energy efficiency advocates oppose this...

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Energy & Climate

PEC Comments on State Parks’ Bill Vote

June 29, 2016
PEC Comments on State Parks’ Bill Vote

Contacts: Marci Mowery President, Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation mmowery-ppff@pa.net 717-236-7644 Davitt Woodwell President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council dwoodwell@pecpa.org 412-481-9400 Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Encourage Dialogue On Ways To Address Needs Of Pennsylvania’s State Parks Marci Mowery,...

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Land TrailsWater TrailsPolicy

PEC Explores Abandoned Mines and Wells in June’s “Environmental Focus”

June 17, 2016
PEC Explores Abandoned Mines and Wells in June’s “Environmental Focus”

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: June 17, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The environmental legacies of Pennsylvania’s industrial past and the challenge of remediation and restoration will be the topic of discussion in the June installment of “Environmental Focus,” the Pennsylvania...

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Energy & ClimateWatershedsPolicy

2016 PEC Environment Ride Video: Watch Here

June 15, 2016
2016 PEC Environment Ride Video: Watch Here

In what has now become a summer tradition, PEC hosted the sixth annual Environment Ride from June 3-5. Participants spent the weekend biking through the scenic trails of Southeast Pennsylvania, showcasing the beauty of Doylestown, Bethlehem, and Northern Bucks County...

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Land Trails

IHTC Moving Closer to Goal of 1,400-Mile Network

June 20, 2016
IHTC Moving Closer to Goal of 1,400-Mile Network

The 2016 trail season is off to a great start, and various projects throughout the Industrial Heartland Trails (IHTC) region are moving forward. From potentially four miles of the Sheepskin trail being constructed in Fayette County, Pa., to a new...

Program Update

Introducing Deep Decarbonization

Introducing Deep Decarbonization

Emerging thinking is focusing on the idea of deep decarbonization - a pathway to the end goal of eliminating carbon emissions altogether.

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Energy & Climate

Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2016 Mini-Grantees

June 22, 2016
Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2016 Mini-Grantees

Under the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape (PFW CL), PEC has implemented a mini-grant program within the Landscape over the last few years thanks to funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). The mini-grant...

Program Update

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Hosts 46th Annual Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 17, 2016
Pennsylvania Environmental Council Hosts 46th Annual  Environmental Partnership Dinner

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: June 17, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Philadelphia – On June 15 the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosted the 2016 Environmental Partnership Dinner, celebrating PEC’s work to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s natural and built environment...

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Energy & ClimateLand TrailsWater TrailsWatersheds

(Un)Conventional Thinking

June 8, 2016
(Un)Conventional Thinking

Davitt Woodwell President Pennsylvania Environmental Council The Pennsylvania General Assembly today allowed an important step forward in managing unconventional shale gas development in the Commonwealth. By not upending the six-year process that led to amendments of the Oil and Gas...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy
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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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