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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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

Video: Tireless Efforts

May 10, 2018
Video: Tireless Efforts

 With help from partners and volunteers, PEC's Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program tackles a decades-old tire dump in northern Susquehanna County....

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Watersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #72: Springtime in Harrisburg

May 4, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #72: Springtime in Harrisburg

An update on recent environmental legislation and other state government activity with PEC’s policy team, and a postcard from our recent Earth Day tree-planting event at Pinchot State Forest.   ...

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Energy & ClimateWatershedsPolicy

Little Fish, Big Pond

May 4, 2018
Little Fish, Big Pond

You know those images of a school of fish seeming hellbent on a mission and turning in a flash to avoid peril and course correct? The Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), recently funded for Phase 2 by the William Penn Foundation to the tune of $42 million, is like that. Like a sch...

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WatershedsPolicy

Pennsylvania Legacies #71: Clear for Takeoff

April 20, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #71: Clear for Takeoff

Pennsylvania looks for an on-ramp to the EV revolution, and Environmental Defense Fund launches a first-of-its kind initiative to track methane emissions from space. Links: PEC Letter on EV Infrastructure Legislation EDF Announces Satellite Mission to Locate and Measure Methane Emissions ...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Eye in the Sky

April 18, 2018
Eye in the Sky

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, packing many times the climate-altering power of carbon dioxide. It’s also the primary component in natural gas, which means the production, processing, and distribution of natural gas is a major source of pollution that leads to global warming. That’s es...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Busy Week Ahead for Environmental Policy

April 13, 2018
Busy Week Ahead for Environmental Policy

Next week the Pennsylvania Senate and House will be in session, and a number of bills that affect the environment will be under consideration. They include: The Good House Bill 1446 – PEC Supports The House is expected to take up HB1446, which would set goals for expanding transportation ...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

PEC-EDF Letter Opposing Rollback of Act 13 Standards

April 11, 2018
PEC-EDF Letter Opposing Rollback of Act 13 Standards

PEC and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have sent the following joint statement to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee members in opposition to Senate Bill 1088, concerning environmental protection and performance standards for the conventional oil and gas industry.   &...

Policy
Energy & ClimatePolicy

Pennsylvania Legacies #70: Four States, One Source

April 6, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #70: Four States, One Source

This week marks a major milestone in one of PEC’s most important projects, as the William Penn Foundation (WPF) announces more than 40-million dollars in new funding for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). Launched in 2014, the DRWI is a wide-ranging conservation effort being undertake...

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WatershedsPolicy

The Future Is Calling. Will Pennsylvania Answer?

April 11, 2018
The Future Is Calling. Will Pennsylvania Answer?

The EV revolution is going to hit the car market even harder and faster than BNEF predicted a year ago. EVs are on track to accelerate to 54% of new car sales by 2040. Tumbling battery prices mean that EVs will have lower lifetime costs, and will be cheaper to buy, than internal combustion engine (I...

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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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