PEC in the News

Op-ed: A disaster in the making

August 12, 2017Centre Daily Times

BY DAVID HESS AND DAVITT WOODWELL AUGUST 11, 2017 10:28 PM   The chaotic state budget process is again moving in fits and starts in Harrisburg. And, again, the public is left to wonder how our environment will bear the...

Montgomery County receives donation for trailhead signage

August 10, 2017The Colonial

Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Gale, left, Val Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence Jr. accept a $2,337.80 check from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council to begin a fund for trailhead signage on the Schuylkill River Trail. PEC previously funded the design, materials, fabrication...

Eddystone pushes completion of Circuit Trails by 2025

August 10, 2017Delco News Network-Town Talk

EDDYSTONE >> Council approved a resolution at its July meeting endorsing the completion of the 180 miles of Circuit Trails by 2025 in order to achieve the goal of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to complete the 500 miles...

Montgomery County Commissioners Receive Check Toward Park Maintenance

July 27, 2017NBC10

Montgomery County Commissioners received a check Wednesday to begin a maintenance fund for trailhead signage along the Schuylkill River Trail. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council presented a $2,337.80 check to Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Gale, Valerie Arkoosh, and Ken Lawrence Jr....

German expert says Pa. can move to cleaner energy

July 27, 2017The Citizens' Voice

WILKES-BARRE — German energy policy expert Timon Wehnert explained how his country has moved away from coal and fossil fuels toward renewable energy at a panel discussion Thursday night at Wilkes University. The quest for cleaner energy sources will not...

Expert: Germany can guide Pa. on coal

July 26, 2017Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — In a region where coal was once king, a German researcher on Thursday shared his perspectives on how the European nation’s continuing transition from coal to renewable energy can apply to Pennsylvania and the United States. Timon Wehnart,...

Organizers announce name, path of Blawnox trail

July 5, 2017Trib Live

Organizers of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to be opened in Blawnox next month have announced the name and a dedicated course. Dubbed the Allegheny Valley Trail, the section will primarily use Pine Street to make its way through Blawnox....

Bill to give legislature extra regulatory power moves forward in Pa.

June 30, 2017Philadelphia Business Journal

A bill progressing through the legislature would curtail some of the governor’s power to issue regulations. The measure is controversial — particularly among environmental groups. It would require the governor get approval from the legislature on any resolution that costs...

Pa. Senate passes bill to give Legislature power to kill costly regulations

June 30, 2017Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State regulations expected to cost businesses and governments more than $1 million annually would need to get the General Assembly’s endorsement before they could take effect, under a bill the Pennsylvania Senate passed on Tuesday. Senate Bill 561 would revise...

Evergreen Conservancy receives award

June 7, 2017Indiana Gazette

The Evergreen Conservancy recently received the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for its work on the Tanoma Passive Abandoned Mine Discharge Remediation Trompe. It was one of 21 organizations in the state representing...

​Three Mile Island Closure Portends Nuke Energy Battle In Pa.

June 5, 2017Law360

Law360, Philadelphia (June 5, 2017, 4:02 PM EDT) — Clean energy advocates are alarmed that Exelon‘s recently announced plans to shutter its Three Mile Island nuclear plant in 2019 will boost carbon emissions, and the move could provoke a fight...

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