Taking On Methane

Methane emissions from natural gas development in Pennsylvania is a major problem. A greenhouse gas, methane is emitted from leakage through natural gas production.

Methane emissions are a considerable threat to climate change, posing over 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide over a 20-year time frame.

So when you think “quick action” on climate change, reducing methane emissions needs to be an important step in the process.

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A Fresh Start

April 24, 2017
A Fresh Start

Pennsylvania state Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) talks about growing up near the site of PEC's Earth Day 2017 tree-planting in Pinchot State Forest, and watching its transformation from abandoned mine site to restored native forest. ...

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Communities & Landscapes

Mine Land to Forest Land

April 24, 2017
Mine Land to Forest Land

Volunteers celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting 8000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County. ...

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Communities & Landscapes

Pennsylvania Legacies #35: Dinner With Friends

April 21, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #35: Dinner With Friends

Sixteen projects are being recognized for their contributions to environmental stewardship with the 2017 Governor's Award For Environmental Excellence. PEC is proud to co-host the awards dinner on April 25th along with...

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Pennsylvania Legacies #34: Less Waste, More Jobs – A “Win-Win” for PA

April 14, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #34: Less Waste, More Jobs – A “Win-Win” for PA

More and more states are adopting measures to limit emissions of methane from the production and distribution of natural gas. Finding and fixing methane leaks is good for the environment, but it's also good for business -- like the 20+ companies that are now employing Pennsylvanians to help gas comp...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

2017 Environmental Partnership Dinner

March 22, 2017
2017 Environmental Partnership Dinner

Join us on June 14 for PEC’s Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner. Regarded as the premier environmental event in Philadelphia, dozens of the region’s leading companies are sponsors and the dinner draws a large and diverse audience comprised of business leaders, lawyers, consultants, ...

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POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

April 13, 2017
POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

For Immediate Release April 14, 2017   Media contacts: Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR, 570-718-6507     POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to ann...

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Water TrailsWatersheds

2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

March 27, 2017
2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

  The Pennsylvania Environmental Council invites you to join us on May 24 at the Pittsburgh Westin Hotel and Convention Center for the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Dinner. Held annually, the awards are presented to local organizations that demonstrate leadership, eff...

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Join the Great American Cleanup This Spring in NEPA

April 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2017   Contact: Palmira Miller, Pennsylvania Environmental Council 570-592-7876 pmiller@pecpa.org   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), in conjunction with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, will be conducting Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Eve...

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Communities & Landscapes

Four Area Environmental Programs To Be Honored

April 7, 2017

Pittsburgh – Four environmental programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $20,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation and effectiveness in making a positive impact on the environment. They are this year’s winners of the 2017 Western Penns...

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Pennsylvania Legacies #33: A Bridge Too Far

April 7, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #33: A Bridge Too Far

A 250-foot gap in Carbon County has been holding back the Delaware & Lehigh Trail for years, earning a spot on DCNR's top-ten list of critical trail gaps statewide... until now. Wednesday's groundbreaking brought the 25-year planning phase of the Jim Thorpe Pedestrian Bridge to a close. We look ...

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IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

April 4, 2017
IHTC: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Building a Destination Trails are community assets that attract people to visit our region and make it easier for residents to be active for recreation and exercise. They provide views of scenic river expanses and dramatic cliff faces, offering city-dwellers a means of escape from the stress of u...

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Land Trails

Watershed Connections: 2017 Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations

April 3, 2017
Watershed Connections: 2017 Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) would like to thank our speakers and attendees for making the recent 2017 PA Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations a success. . Presentations With presenters' permission, we...

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Pennsylvania Legacies #32: It Takes A Village

March 31, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #32: It Takes A Village

Little by little, Philadelphia is building a 750-mile regional trail system. As the Circuit Trails Coalition celebrates spring with new trail openings, we get to know one of the many small groups that are accomplishing big...

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Pocono Forests & Waters CL Now Accepting Mini-Grant Applications

April 3, 2017
Pocono Forests & Waters CL Now Accepting Mini-Grant Applications

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has been awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to administer the 2017 Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Mini-Grant program. This program will provide mini-grants of $2,000 to $10,000 to projects within...

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Pennsylvania Legacies #31: What Would EPA Cuts Mean for PA?

March 25, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #31: What Would EPA Cuts Mean for PA?

  Reaction to the Trump administration's budget proposal, recognition for PEC's illegal dumpsite cleanup program, and a preview of Carnegie Mellon University's "Energy Week."...

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Communities & LandscapesEnergy & ClimatePolicy
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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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