One Tree at a Time

More than two centuries of coal mining has scarred hundreds of thousands of acres of former mining sites all over Pennsylvania. With help from dozens of partners and hundreds of volunteers PEC's reforestation program is working to reverse the damage -- one tree at a time.

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Worse Than We Knew

June 22, 2018
Worse Than We Knew

Here's what we already knew about methane: It's the primary component of natural gas. It's much more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. And a non-zero amount of it is escaping into the atmosphere as a result of natural gas extraction and delivery. Until recently, exactly how much met...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

The Quiet Ones: Caring for Two Environments

June 20, 2018
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The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund's (WPPSEF) video series, The Quiet Ones, profiles organizations and individuals with whom the Fund works on clean energy projects in western Pennsylvania. The latest installment, "Caring for Two Environments," highlights the energy & climate work of th...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable?

June 19, 2018
Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2018   Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org   Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable? PEC Offers Testimony In Joint Legislative Hearing   Harrisburg — Testifying before...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event

June 18, 2018
DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 Contact: Patrick Starr, Executive VP Phone: 215-545-4570 Email: pstarr@pecpa.org   DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner Honors Sustainability Leaders     Philadelphia — Guests at the 48th...

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Energy & Climate

Pennsylvania Legacies #75: Good Advice

June 15, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #75: Good Advice

The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has received national recognition for the work of its Trails Advisory Committee. A conversation with committee chair Andy Hamilton, and news about DCNR's plans for confronting climate change, on this episode. Links: Pennsylvania Trails Ad...

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Revised GP-5 and GP5-A Permits Finalized

June 7, 2018
Revised GP-5 and GP5-A Permits Finalized

Pennsylvania has taken an important and long-awaited step toward substantially reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations. With new monitoring and emissions requirements now in place for new and modified facilities and operations, we turn our full attention toward the even more criti...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Pennsylvania Legacies #74: Paperwork

June 1, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #74: Paperwork

  In these digital times, the paper industry isn't what it used to be. But one paper manufacturer in central PA is thriving under a business model that's all about reducing environmental impacts and finding innovative ways to stay viable. On this episode, the story of a mill town on the cutt...

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Energy & ClimateWatersheds

Conservation Ambassadors on the Wing

May 31, 2018
Conservation Ambassadors on the Wing

On Saturday, May 12, seventy teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland and as far away as South Africa, Israel and England, raised binoculars in NJ Audubon's 35th annual World Series of Birding (WSB). What a day it was! The potential for encountering so many species an...

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Watersheds

Building Watershed Coalitions

May 29, 2018
Building Watershed Coalitions

As a follow-up to our 2016 series, POWR and PEC are convening a series of regional workshops across the state to identify needs and provide organizational capacity and technical resource tools to Pennsylvania’s community watershed organizations. Invited guests include staff from PA DEP, PA DCN...

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Watersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #73: The Science of Leadership

May 18, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #73: The Science of Leadership

Technology is a powerful tool, but it's not enough to confront the most complex environmental challenges -- you also need foresight, strategy, cooperation, patience, and above all, leadership. Jared Cohon has exemplified all of these qualities and more during his years as an engineer, educator, rese...

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Energy & ClimateWatersheds

Plotting a Course

May 11, 2018
Plotting a Course

Through our affiliate, the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), PEC is proud to support the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Pennsylvania River Sojourns program. Each summer, the program sends hundreds of paddlers on guided trips along rivers and streams al...

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Watersheds
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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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