Busy Fall For Dumpsite Cleanups in NEPA

November 30, 2016
Busy Fall For Dumpsite Cleanups in NEPA

Workers and volunteers removed dozens of discarded tires and nearly 16 tons of other waste from five illegal dumpsites in northeastern Pennsylvania this fall, under PEC’s Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Event Program. The sites were among 13 evaluated for cleanup in Wayne County during Octob...

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2017 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

October 4, 2016

Contact: Janet Sweeney (570) 718‐6507 Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through October 28, 2016 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the general public beginn...

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Water TrailsWatersheds

Introducing Communications Director Josh Raulerson

November 7, 2016
Introducing Communications Director Josh Raulerson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Davitt Woodwell Date: November 7th, 2016 Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: dwoodwell@pecpa.org PEC Hiring News: Introducing Communications Director Josh Raulerson PITTSBURGH – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today named Josh Raulerson its new Direct...

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PEC Southwest Office Participates in Air Quality Monitoring Project

November 6, 2016
PEC Southwest Office Participates in Air Quality Monitoring Project

This fall PEC participated in several weeks of air quality monitoring in its Pittsburgh office through the ROCIS project, which stands for “Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces.” Air quality is a challenge in the Pittsburgh region, due to local industrial sources, pollution that blo...

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Energy & Climate

Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development

October 25, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz2c3E8e8S8&feature=youtu.be

In the latest Environmental Focus, we examine efforts to advance leading practices and safeguards for unconventional shale gas development. Interviewed are Susan LeGros, President and Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, and Davitt Woodwell, President of the Pennsylvan...

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Energy & ClimateWatershedsPolicy

PEC Examines the 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update

September 26, 2016
PEC Examines the 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update

On August 22, Governor Wolf’s Administration officially released the 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update, as required by the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act of 2008. In general, the plan is a useful document, outlining some of the key opportunities for cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in ...

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Energy & Climate
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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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