Schuylkill River Town Program: Connecting People to Resources

August 12, 2015
Schuylkill River Town Program: Connecting People to Resources

The Schuylkill River is known for its history as the heart of the Industrial Revolution as it helped many towns grow into major manufacturing centers in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was the lifeblood of places like Conshohocken, Norristown,...

Program Update

DEP Secretary John Quigley Featured on August Edition of “Environmental Focus”

August 7, 2015
DEP Secretary John Quigley Featured on August Edition of “Environmental Focus”

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: August 7, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The newly formed Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce was the topic of discussion on the August edition of “Environmental Focus,” the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) monthly half-hour television...

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Energy & Climate

Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster Partners Host Watershed Tour

August 11, 2015
Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster Partners Host Watershed Tour

On Aug. 6, 2015, PEC and the Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster partners organized a watersheds tour for William Penn Foundation staff focusing on the Foundation’s Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). The tour demonstrated the challenges and opportunities associated with DRWI...

Program Update

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

Pennsylvania Gets it Right with Outdoor Recreation Plan

August 4, 2015
Pennsylvania Gets it Right with Outdoor Recreation Plan

Every five years, states across the nation are required to develop a STATEWIDE COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN, known as SCORP. In many states, these plans are mere formalities, as they are required to receive federal dollars from the Land, Water, and...

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Land TrailsWater TrailsPolicy

The Clean Power Plan: A Time for Action, Not Angst

August 3, 2015
The Clean Power Plan: A Time for Action, Not Angst

With the finalization of the Clean Power Plan, the United States has taken a bold step toward addressing climate change. It is only one of many steps that will be necessary, and the time to act is running out. It...

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Energy & Climate

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...

Policy
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....

PEC Blog
WatershedsPolicy

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...

Press Release
Energy & Climate
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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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