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

Even With Amendment, House Bill 2013 Hurts State Parks

June 28, 2016
Even With Amendment, House Bill 2013 Hurts State Parks

Dear Representatives, Senators, and Governor Wolf: House Bill 2013 has been amended (P.N. 3647). Even with this change, the legislation still represents a frontal assault on Pennsylvania’s state park system, and the very reasons that it has been so successful....

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Land TrailsWater TrailsPolicy

Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2016 Mini-Grantees

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

Under the Pocono Forest 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

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

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...

Policy
Energy & ClimatePolicy

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Co-Hosts 2016 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

May 27, 2016
Pennsylvania Environmental Council Co-Hosts 2016 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: May 27, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Along with Dominion, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) co-hosted the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards last night, honoring four local organizations and one individual that have demonstrated...

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Energy & ClimateLand TrailsWater TrailsWatershedsPolicy

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

WPEA Special Recognition Feature: Garden Club of Allegheny County

May 25, 2016
WPEA Special Recognition Feature: Garden Club of Allegheny County

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s five awardees, along with a local group receiving special recognition. The Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance, Crawford County Riparian Restoration Program,...

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Policy
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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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