An Introduction to Stormwater Permitting

You might hear the acronym "MS4" used often in stormwater discussions. But what exactly does that mean? And how does it apply to stormwater permitting? PEC outlines "MS4's," or municipal separate storm sewer systems, and how they apply to stormwater permitting through a powerpoint and EPA Fact Sheets.

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POWR Announces 2016 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 29, 2016
POWR Announces 2016 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

News for Immediate Release January 29, 2016 Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2016 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day...

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Water TrailsWatersheds

Accomplishments Through Year Two of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative

February 5, 2016
Accomplishments Through Year Two of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative

PEC gathered information from its Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster partners to design a poster highlighting the Cluster’s accomplishments during the first two years of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. The poster was displayed along with the other seven cluster groups at...

Program Update

The German Energiewende: Informing Pennsylvania’s Clean Energy Policy

February 1, 2016
The German Energiewende: Informing Pennsylvania’s Clean Energy Policy

I am pleased to have the opportunity to share “The German Energiewende: Informing Pennsylvania’s Clean Energy Policy,” the final paper culminating from my travel and research in Germany in the fall of 2015. This work was funded by the American...

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Energy & Climate

PEC Urges Environmental Quality Board to Approve Oil and Gas Regulations

January 26, 2016
PEC Urges Environmental Quality Board to Approve Oil and Gas Regulations

In one week the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will be voting on Final Rulemaking from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to implement a series of critical improvements to Pennsylvania’s oil and gas regulations. This rulemaking, which has been in...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Pennsylvania Charts Path to Address Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 19, 2016
Pennsylvania Charts Path to Address Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

    Contact: Kelsey Robinson, (512) 691-3404, krobinson@edf.org Anna Geismar, (512) 691-3468, ageismar@edf.org John Walliser (412) 481-9400, jwalliser@pecpa.org (NEW YORK – Jan. 19, 2016) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection showed strong leadership today by...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Pennsylvania Signals Strong Steps on Methane

January 20, 2016
Pennsylvania Signals Strong Steps on Methane

Yesterday (Jan. 19), Governor Wolf announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be advancing a series of measures to control methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Methane is very much at the forefront of national awareness...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Susquehanna North Branch Named Pennsylvania River of the Year

January 14, 2016
Susquehanna North Branch Named Pennsylvania River of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 14, 2016 Harrisburg – Steeped in historical and recreational value, the free flowing Susquehanna River North Branch in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year following a five-week public voting period....

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Water TrailsWatersheds

Pennsylvania Trail Networks Featured in January’s “Environmental Focus”

January 14, 2016
Pennsylvania Trail Networks Featured in January’s “Environmental Focus”

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Jan. 14, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Over 1,700 miles of hiking and biking trails have proven to be an economic boom for the cities and towns across Pennsylvania. Connecting these trails together...

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Energy Efficiency Tips for Keeping Warm this Winter

January 11, 2016
Energy Efficiency Tips for Keeping Warm this Winter

As the cold weather of the winter season blows across Pennsylvania, you may be reminded of that drafty window or leaky door you’ve been meaning to fix. If your 2016 resolution is to make your home more comfortable, whether you...

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Energy & Climate

Unlocking Hydroelectric Potential in Pennsylvania a “Two-Way Street”

December 14, 2015
Unlocking Hydroelectric Potential in Pennsylvania a “Two-Way Street”

On Dec. 8, PEC partnered with the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, in coordination with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), to host “Untapped Potential: A Briefing on Hydroelectricity in Pennsylvania.” This invitation-only meeting...

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Energy & Climate

The Budget & Protecting the Public Trust

December 11, 2015
The Budget & Protecting the Public Trust

No one will dispute that the now-annual spectacle of the Commonwealth budget reflects poorly on the current state of governance in Harrisburg. What hasn’t been acknowledged enough, however, is the surreptitious use of this spectacle to undermine environmental protections. Over...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

PEC Supports Certain Amendments to House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2650)

December 15, 2015
PEC Supports Certain Amendments to House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2650)

To: Members of the House Rules Committee From: John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Support for Certain Amendments to House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2650) Dear Representative: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I urge you to support two amendments to...

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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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