PEC in the News

Drilling Decline in Pennsylvania Hurts Funding for DEP Regulators

May 19, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Low natural gas prices that have companies dispatching fewer drilling rigs to Pennsylvania’s fields and forests are taking a toll on the industry’s regulators, too. The state Department of Environmental Protection is exploring additional funding options for its oil and...

Newport Twp. Group Focused on Community

May 18, 2015Citizens Voice

When the Newport Township Community Organization meets, everything from litter cleanup to code enforcement to sponsorship of youth sports teams is on the table. The results have been dramatic, members say. Over the last 11 years, the nonprofit organization has...

Meeting to Address Problems in the Wissahickon Watershed

May 11, 2015Chestnut Hill Local

A panel of regional experts will convene to set forth a vision for protecting and preserving the Wissahickon Watershed at a meeting entitled “A Creek in Crisis: Time for Action.” At the meeting, to be held May 13 from 6 to 8...

Study Connects Emission Cuts to Reduction of Early Deaths

May 6, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new study finds that the Obama administration’s controversial plan to cut climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants could also reduce the number of premature deaths in the U.S. by about 3,500 a year, including 330 in Pennsylvania....

‘Spring Garden Greenway’ Seen for Cyclists, Walkers

May 1, 2015The Philadelphia Inquirer

Government planners fanned out along Spring Garden Street on Thursday to consider replacing its median with a bicycle pathway. Armed with clipboards and checklists, the federal, state, and local planners were taking the first step toward creating an $8 million,...

Rebirth on the Monongahela River

April 30, 2015Keystone Edge

For those who love the mighty Monongahela River — affectionately known as “The Mon” — it being named “Pennsylvania River of the Year” in 2013 was just the beginning. The 130-mile-long waterway, the historic small towns along its banks and...

Community Leaders Re-Pursue Water Trail Recommendation

April 30, 2015The Kittanning Paper

While there are seven trails for hiking and biking throughout Armstrong County, more than a dozen officials met last night to discuss establishing a water trail. Armstrong County Tourist Bureau Director Kevin Andrews defined the concept – first recommended during...

Planned DEP Rules Don’t Satisfy Gas Industry, Environmentalists

April 29, 2015Trib Total Media

Tighter environmental rules proposed by state regulators would hurt Pennsylvania’s oil and gas producers, industry officials said Wednesday. Environmentalists argue the proposed rules don’t go far enough. More than 100 people gathered at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington for...

Environmental Council Seeks Grant Money To Improve Delaware Canal Trail

April 13, 2015LEVITTOWNNow.com

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is seeking grant money to improve the Delaware Canal walking trail through Tullytown. Tony Spagnoli, a representative from PEC, asked the borough council last week for a resolution authorizing PEC to submit a grant application to...