Get Out

Why do we at PEC get so worked up about outdoor recreation? Because it makes people better citizens and better stewards of the environment we share.

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Call of the Wilds

July 19, 2018
Call of the Wilds

The Wilds are calling! So are the Poconos, the Laurel Highlands, the D&L Trail, Lake Erie’s shorelines, Lake Wallenpaupack, the Schuylkill River Trail, the Three Rivers, and everywhere else in Pennsylvania that gives you the opportunity to get out. Why do we at PEC get so worked up about en...

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Communities & Landscapes

Pennsylvania Legacies #77: Champions of Sustainability

July 13, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #77: Champions of Sustainability

On this episode: how the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles became the greenest team in pro sports, plus news from the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape.     Links: Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape 2018 Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinne...

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Energy & Climate

Pennsylvania Legacies #76: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

June 29, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #76: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

A deep dive into Pennsylvania's new alternative utility ratemaking law, and a visit to the soon-to-reopen Climax Tunnel on Clarion County's Redbank Valley Trail.     Links: Video: Tunnel Vision Climax Tunnel Opening Celebration PA Environment Daily: Alternative Utility R...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Video: Tunnel Vision

June 29, 2018
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The Climax Tunnel was built in the 1870s and remained in use by the Allegheny Valley Railroad until 2010, when the 51-mile Driftwood Low-Grade Corridor was acquired and transformed into a multi-use trail. The years had not been kind. The tunnel's original brickwork were crumbling, and its portals...

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News from the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landcape

June 26, 2018
News from the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landcape

At PEC, we firmly believe in conservation through collaboration. One way we practice this motto is through the bi-monthly publication of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape (LHCL) E-newsletter that reaches more than seven hundred individuals. We write this e-newsletter to tell the storie...

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Communities & Landscapes

Worse Than We Knew

June 22, 2018
Worse Than We Knew

Here's what we already knew about methane: It's the primary component of natural gas. It's much more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. And a non-zero amount of it is escaping into the atmosphere as a result of natural gas extraction and delivery. Until recently, exactly how much met...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

The Quiet Ones: Caring for Two Environments

June 20, 2018
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The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund's (WPPSEF) video series, The Quiet Ones, profiles organizations and individuals with whom the Fund works on clean energy projects in western Pennsylvania. The latest installment, "Caring for Two Environments," highlights the energy & climate work of th...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable?

June 19, 2018
Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2018   Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org   Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable? PEC Offers Testimony In Joint Legislative Hearing   Harrisburg — Testifying before...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event

June 18, 2018
DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 Contact: Patrick Starr, Executive VP Phone: 215-545-4570 Email: pstarr@pecpa.org   DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner Honors Sustainability Leaders     Philadelphia — Guests at the 48th...

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Energy & Climate

Pennsylvania Legacies #75: Good Advice

June 15, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #75: Good Advice

The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has received national recognition for the work of its Trails Advisory Committee. A conversation with committee chair Andy Hamilton, and news about DCNR's plans for confronting climate change, on this episode. Links: Pennsylvania Trails Ad...

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Revised GP-5 and GP5-A Permits Finalized

June 7, 2018
Revised GP-5 and GP5-A Permits Finalized

Pennsylvania has taken an important and long-awaited step toward substantially reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations. With new monitoring and emissions requirements now in place for new and modified facilities and operations, we turn our full attention toward the even more criti...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Pennsylvania Legacies #74: Paperwork

June 1, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #74: Paperwork

  In these digital times, the paper industry isn't what it used to be. But one paper manufacturer in central PA is thriving under a business model that's all about reducing environmental impacts and finding innovative ways to stay viable. On this episode, the story of a mill town on the cutt...

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Energy & ClimateWatersheds
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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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