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Topic: Land Use
Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development

Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development

October 25, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

In the latest Environmental Focus, we examine efforts to advance leading 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 Legacies” Episode 6: Elena Meth

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 6: Elena Meth

September 20, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Elena Meth, an environmental studies/sociology and anthropology double major at Denison University joins the podcast to discuss how she developed her passion for the environment, her collegiate studies, the next generation of environmental stewards, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 5: Andy Hamilton

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 5: Andy Hamilton

September 13, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Andy Hamilton, Mid Atlantic Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway, Vice Chair of the September 11 National Memorial Trail Board, and Chair of DCNR’s Trail Advisory Committee joins the podcast to discuss Pennsylvania trail projects. Hamilton highlights work on the...

Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

August 22, 2016By: Janet Sweeney

Hiking along the Frost Hollow Trail in Lackawanna State Park my husband Terry and I found ourselves discussing ways to attract the region’s college students to the enriching outdoor opportunities available in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Terry, Professor and Chair of the...

Busman’s Holiday

Busman’s Holiday

July 11, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

While we work on a wide variety of environmental and conservation issues at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, our largest single area of focus is on trails and outdoor recreation. Why? Because through this work we connect people to natural resources; encourage...

PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

July 22, 2015By: Janet Sweeney

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...

Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups: The Dream Job!

Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups: The Dream Job!

February 20, 2015By: Janet Sweeney

It’s an exciting time at PEC’s Northeast office. Since 2007, one of our greatest impacts has been conducting clean-ups of illegal dumpsites in the region. That continuing work got a boost as we recently received one of our biggest dumpsite...

Inauguration Day

January 16, 2015By: Davitt Woodwell

Media outlets in Pennsylvania have picked-up on proposed “disruptions” of Tom Wolf’s inauguration next week in order to promote a ban on “fracking.” Clearly, protesters have every right to do so within the bounds of the law. But it begs...