PEC in the News

Dunbar Advances Coke Oven Project

February 10, 2015Trib Total Media

Dunbar Borough Council is moving ahead with plans to complete a coke oven restoration project. Council announced plans Monday night to meet with Brad Clemenson of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council at its next work session, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb....

New Oil and Gas Regulations Could be a Test for the Wolf Administration

February 10, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The next draft of a controversial package of state environmental rules for oil and gas well sites is due to be revealed near the beginning of March, and observers will be watching to see how Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration leaves its mark...

Letters to the Editor: Regulating Methane Emissions Necessary

January 30, 2015Pittsburgh Business Times

In response to the article “Gas producers: EPA methane rules too costly,” in the Jan. 23-29, 2015, edition of the Pittsburgh Business Times, it would be helpful to consider the actual costs and benefits of addressing methane emissions from the...

Long-Term Solution for Wastewater Disposal Eludes Shale Gas Industry

January 24, 2015Trib Total Media

Defining wastewater disposal in the Marcellus shale fields has been a moving target. Drillers initially sent millions of gallons to public water treatment plants, until regulators said the plants were not equipped to properly clean the salt- and metal-laden water...

Gov.-Elect Wolf Makes Slew of Selections for Cabinet-Level Positions

January 14, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf continued to reward experience today by selecting veterans of Pennsylvania state government to head up state agencies that oversee environmental protection, parks and forests, agriculture, budget and administration. Mr. Wolf today announced the nomination of John Quigley...

A Nuanced Decision on Oil, Gas Revenue From Shale Wells

A Nuanced Decision on Oil, Gas Revenue From Shale Wells

January 13, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The words “Robinson Township” appeared 16 times in a Commonwealth Court opinion issued last week that upheld the state legislature’s right to use oil and gas revenue from drilling in state forests for general spending. In some quarters, that alone...

Center for Sustainable Shale Development Aims to Raise Standards

January 11, 2015Trib Total Media

Two years after a group of environmentalists joined forces with four natural gas producers to set standards for the shale drilling industry, organizers of the collaboration stopped to consider a few important questions. “It needed someone to take a look...

Harvey’s Creek Trail proposal poised to enter planning stage

December 26, 2014The Citizens' Voice

A trail group is expected to organize during 2015 to begin planning and fundraising for the Harvey’s Creek Trail/Greenway project. If the trail is built, it will provide “sensational, gorgeous” vistas and will link existing public forests and parks, said...