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A Busy Time for Water in Southeast Pennsylvania

A Busy Time for Water in Southeast Pennsylvania

May 12, 2015By: Susan Myerov

Spring has been quite the busy season for PEC as we continue work with our watershed partners in the Southeast portion of the state. We facilitate the Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster, one of eight regional clusters within the broader Delaware...

PEC’s Lindsay Baxter Receives QEP Certification

PEC’s Lindsay Baxter Receives QEP Certification

May 11, 2015By: Lindsay Baxter

I am thrilled to announce that I became certified as a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) this March. If you’re like most of the friends, family, and colleagues I’ve told, your response is probably “Congratulations!” But you’re probably also wondering “What...

Recapping the Residential Energy Efficiency Summit

Recapping the Residential Energy Efficiency Summit

May 1, 2015By: Lindsay Baxter

PEC had the opportunity to partner with GTECH Strategies and Conservation Consultants, Inc. to host the Regional Energy Efficiency Summit on Tuesday, April 28. This event brought together more than 50 participants including representatives of local and state government, financing...

Environmental Protection is Everyone’s Business

Environmental Protection is Everyone’s Business

March 24, 2015By: John Walliser

Last week the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil & Gas Technical Advisory Board (TAB) met to review revisions to a regulatory proposal for managing surface and aquatic impacts from natural gas development. PEC has been named to the TAB...

Initial Reactions to Energy Policy at a Crossroads

Initial Reactions to Energy Policy at a Crossroads

March 4, 2015By: Lindsay Baxter

Yesterday, PEC had the opportunity to join its partners to present “Energy Policy at a Crossroads: Why 2015 is Pivotal…” This program brought experts from Boston, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh for an engaging conversation around the...

The Next Wave in Paddling: Adaptive Equipment and Accessible Docks

The Next Wave in Paddling: Adaptive Equipment and Accessible Docks

March 3, 2015By: Amy Camp

The overarching goal of PEC’s Water Trails program is to allow more Pennsylvanians to enjoy the natural water resources that abound in the Commonwealth. To do that, we work with our stewardship partners to lower the barrier to entry. Barriers...

Avoiding Future Pollution Legacies

February 27, 2015By: John Walliser

An article in the Wall Street Journal this week underscored the reality that any boom in natural resource development – including natural gas – ultimately recedes. Too frequently, the end of the boom results in tremendous environmental and financial burdens...