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Commentary from Across the Commonwealth: PEC's "Voices" Series

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    Voices of the Laurel Highlands

    The Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape, an initiative undertaken by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) and partnering with many groups throughout the area.

    These are some of their stories.

Environmental Focus

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    Episode 13: Sustainable Shale Development

    In our latest Environmental Focus, we discuss efforts to promote leading environmental practices and safeguards for unconventional shale gas development. Interviewed are Susan LeGros, President and Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, and Davitt Woodwell, President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

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    Episode 12: Examining Pennsylvania’s Environmental Priorities

    August’s show discussed some of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) most pressing initiatives with its Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell. Additionally, a roundtable of guests including President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation Marci Mowery, former DEP Secretary David Hess, now a director of policy and communications at Crisci Associates in Harrisburg, and PEC President Davitt Woodwell broadens the discussion to include a number of other environmental issues.

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    Episode 11: Legacies of Abandoned Mines and Wells

    June’s episode explored the environmental legacies of Pennsylvania’s industrial past and the challenge of remediation and restoration. The show featured Joe Pizarchik, the director of surface mining reclamation and enforcement at the U.S. Department of the Interior. A roundtable was composed of Kurt Klapkowski, the director of oil and gas planning and program management at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and PEC President Davitt Woodwell.

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    Episode 10: Methane Emissions

    April’s show discussed methane emissions, the main component of natural gas and a highly potent greenhouse gas — and their consequences for Pennsylvania in the natural gas age. Methane, 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a near-term time frame, is responsible for about one-fourth of the global warming today. The show welcomed Andrew Place, Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, as its featured guest, while a roundtable discussion composed of Sam Robinson from Governor Tom Wolf’s Office of Policy and Planning, Andrew Williams of the Environmental Defense Fund, and PEC’s John Walliser continued the discussion.

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    Episode 9: Smallmouth Bass on the Susquehanna River

    February’s show took an in-depth look at the problem surrounding smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River being affected by hazardous conditions that make them unsuitable for sportsmen. The show featured John Arway, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the person tasked with addressing the problem. A roundtable discussion was led by Harry Campbell of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Susquehanna River Fishing Guide Rod Bates of the Koinonia Guide Service, and PEC President Davitt Woodwell.

Pennsylvania Conservation Landscape Initiatives

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    Voices of the Laurel Highlands

    The Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape, an initiative undertaken by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) and partnering with many groups throughout the area.

    These are some of their stories.

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    Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program

    PEC Vice President Janet Sweeney outlines the issue of illegal dumping in Northeast Pennsylvania, and the work that PEC and its many volunteers are doing to combat it.

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    Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape

    PEC Vice President Janet Sweeney highlights the work of PEC’s Northeast regional office in the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape.

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    The River Town Program

    PEC Executive Vice President Patrick Starr discusses PEC’s initiatives in creating community connections to riverfronts along some of Pennsylvania’s rivers.

Policy

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    2015 PEC Policy Conference: Rep. Greg Vitali

    Rep. Greg Vitali, minority chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, discusses Gov. Wolf’s proposed Energy Investment Initiative and the recent update to the Climate Impact Assessment for Pennsylvania.

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    2015 PEC Policy Conference: Kathleen Robertson

    Exelon’s environmental fuels and policy manager Kathleen Robertson discusses the need for business certainty in Gov. Wolf’s proposed Pennsylvania Clean Energy Plan at PEC’s 2015 Policy Conference in Harrisburg.

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    2015 PEC Policy Conference: Lee Ann Murray

    Lee Ann Murray, assistant director and staff attorney of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation discusses the challenges and opportunities surrounding remediation of the bay at the 2015 PEC Policy Conference in Harrisburg.

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    2015 PEC Policy Conference: John Schombert

    John Schombert, executive director of 3 Rivers Wet Weather, discusses the issues of controlling stormwater management and combined sewer overflow (CSO’s) throughout Pennsylvania at PEC’s 2015 Policy Conference in Harrisburg.

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    2015 PEC Policy Conference: Rep. Kate Harper

    Rep. Kate Harper (PA–61st) discusses her views about PEC at its 2015 Policy Conference in Harrisburg.

Trails and Recreation

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    Sixth Annual PEC Environment Ride

    The sixth annual PEC Environment took place from June 3-5, 2016. Participants spent the weekend biking through the scenic trails of Southeast Pennsylvania, showcasing the beauty of Doylestown, Bethlehem, and Northern Bucks County.

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    PEC’s Trails and Greenways Program

    Frank Maguire, PEC Program Director for Trails & Recreation, discusses PEC’s work to develop trail networks across the state and connections between many states in the northeastern U.S.

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    Frank Maguire Introduces the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

    Frank Maguire, PEC Program Director for Trails & Recreation, discusses the formation of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition, a 1600-mile regional network of trails spanning five states.

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    Patrick Starr Highlights PEC’s Trail Initiatives

    PEC Executive Vice President Patrick Starr outlines PEC’s work in trail development, and the efforts being made to develop large trail networks connecting Pennsylvania trails with neighboring states.

Watersheds

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    An Introduction to PEC’s Watershed Work

    Sue Myerov, PEC Program Director for Watersheds, discusses PEC’s programs in watershed protection and conservation.

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    Watershed Protection in Pennsylvania

    PEC’s Sue Myerov discusses PEC’s role in watershed protection in the Commonwealth.

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