PEC in the News

Teaming Up for Cleanup!

November 29, 2018WBRE/WYOU-TV

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Students from Blue Ridge High School traded notebooks and pens for work gloves and mud boot at a New Milford illegal dumpsite cleanup. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and local businesses teamed up for the cleanup of hundreds of tires....

Finances, promoting fishing dominate new PFBC leader’s agenda

November 18, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Tim Schaeffer was on the job for less than three days when I hit him with some hard questions. He didn’t flinch. As the new executive director with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Schaeffer know there are many tough...

Riverfront 47 open Saturday for walking tour

November 16, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

…Riverfront 47 selected Balmori with input of a team of advisors that included Davitt Woodwell, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Darla Cravotta, manager of special projects for Allegheny County; Trish Klatt, Aspinwall Riverfront Park board president; Tim McLaughlin, Aspinwall...

PA Candidates Support Conservation Fund

October 18, 2018Public News Service

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal program vital to conservation efforts in Pennsylvania expired last month, but there’s bipartisan support for its permanent authorization. Since 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has brought $315 million to support more than 1,500...

SPRINGFIELD EAC: Environmental forums planned

October 15, 2018Springfield Sun

Most of the focus at the recent Springfield Community Day was on friends, neighborhood businesses and local nonprofit groups. A trio of environmental concerns also drew great interest, and there are two environmental forums next week planned as a follow...

Summit showcases health, economic benefits of local trails

September 20, 2018Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

EBENSBURG – Local recreational trails provide more than biking, walking and running opportunities for area residents and visitors – they spur economic development, boost community partnerships and improve the overall health of users. Panel discussions, workshops and speakers elaborated on...

Caucus members urge DEP to reconsider steep fee increase

August 18, 2018Indiana Gazette

A letter signed by several local lawmakers and others in the state House Oil and Gas Caucus asks state Department of Environment Protection Secretary and Environmental Quality Board Chairman Patrick McDonnell to reconsider a proposed increase from $5,000 to $12,500...

Riverfront 47 inching closer to start of park and trail

August 16, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Design team finalists for the Riverfront 47 park and trail have been whittled to four, developers announced. They include two Pittsburgh-based firms, Environmental Planning and Design and LaQuatra Bonci . Environmental Planning and Design was the master planner for Aspinwall...