PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference

July 24, 2015
PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference

Contacts: Davitt Woodwell, President and CEO John Walliser, Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs Date: June 23, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: jwalliser@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today announced its second annual environmental policy conference, which will...

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Energy & ClimateWatersheds

PEC Submits Comments to DEP on Proposed General Permit for Stormwater Discharges

July 29, 2015
PEC Submits Comments to DEP on Proposed General Permit for Stormwater Discharges

Date: July 29, 2015 Contact: Sue Myerov Phone: (215) 545-4570 Email: smyerov@pecpa.org The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) respectfully submits the following comments on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (Department) proposed PAG–13 NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Small...

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WatershedsPolicy

PEC Helping Municipalities Comply With Stormwater Permits

July 27, 2015
PEC Helping Municipalities Comply With Stormwater Permits

PEC has a long history of involvement in stormwater management issues affecting our state. Persisting issues include providing municipal stormwater management education and training opportunities, providing regulatory and policy recommendations, and advocating for innovation in financing green stormwater infrastructure projects....

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PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

July 22, 2015
PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

Statistics from this spring’s illegal dumpsite clean ups in Susquehanna and Wayne counties have been tabulated and the numbers are quite impressive! Palmira Miller, program coordinator in PEC’s Northeast office, certainly had a busy season organizing and cleaning up illegal dumpsites...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

More Major Funding Announced for Delaware Valley Trails

July 20, 2015
More Major Funding Announced for Delaware Valley Trails

Just as the Fourth of July weekend was about to start, residents of the Delaware Valley had another reason to celebrate. On July 2 the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) announced it had voted unanimously to support the dedication...

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Policy

PEC Named to DEP Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce

July 8, 2015
PEC Named to DEP Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: July 8, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Yesterday (July 7), Governor Tom Wolf announced the appointment of Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) President and CEO Davitt Woodwell and 47 other individuals to the Pennsylvania Pipeline...

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Energy & Climate

Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922)

July 13, 2015
Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922)

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922) Dear Senators: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), I am writing to express our concerns with Senate Bill...

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Energy & Climate

DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn Headlines PEC’s “Environmental Focus” on July 11

July 9, 2015
DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn Headlines  PEC’s “Environmental Focus” on July 11

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: July 9, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org   Pittsburgh – Outdoor recreation on Pennsylvania’s waterways was the topic of conversation on the second edition of “Environmental Focus,” a half-hour television talk show from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council...

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Water TrailsWatershedsPolicy

William Penn Foundation Presents PEC with $1.5 Million Grant

June 29, 2015
William Penn Foundation Presents PEC with $1.5 Million Grant

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: June 29, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce receipt of a $1.5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation for support of development of the Circuit...

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Land Trails

PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

July 2, 2015
PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

Today PEC sent the following communication to Governor Wolf thanking him for vetoing Senate Bill 655, which passed the General Assembly on June 30th. PEC objects to the inclusion of a rider in the legislation that would have inhibited rulemaking...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

July 1, 2015
John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

John Dawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, shares his thoughts on PEC’s role and impact across the Commonwealth. He discusses PEC’s strengths, its ability to assess program’s and legislation on a quick basis in an effort to...

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WatershedsPolicy

Outdoor Recreation and a Growing Economy a Perfect Match

June 30, 2015
Outdoor Recreation and a Growing Economy a Perfect Match

Sometimes, a shot of history can make you feel good. Perusing the June 5 to 11 Pittsburgh Business Times, I was, as I often am, taken in by the lists that they generate each week, ranking everything from architecture firms...

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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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