PEC in the News

Rebirth on the Monongahela River

Rebirth on the Monongahela River

May 6, 2015POP City Media

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...

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,...

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...

Community Assessment to be ‘New Lens’ on Meadville

April 13, 2015GoErie.com

MEADVILLE — The French Creek Valley Conservancy is taking a fresh look at Meadville. The city is joining the conservancy’s Creek Towns Economic Development Program, which encourages paddlers, hikers and others enjoying French Creek to also enjoy restaurants, lodging and...

Five-State Trail a ‘Visionary Plan’ for Summit County

March 30, 2015Twinsburg Bulletin

A visionary plan to construct a 1,600-mile, 5-state trail system that travels along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath to the west of Twinsburg — and could ultimately connect to the city, township and village of Reminderville via local links...

Residents and Environmental Groups Testify on Act 54 Report

March 27, 2015Observer-Reporter

CALIFORNIA – Residents and environmental groups testifying Friday on a report documenting the impacts of mine subsidence urged a state Department of Environmental Protection advisory board to recommend stronger regulations to protect streams and other water resources. About 18 speakers...

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Upgrades Possible

March 24, 2015The Times-Tribune

There’s not much space to walk or wheel under the rail bridge spanning Railroad Avenue. Pedestrians on their way to or from Lackawanna Avenue find themselves inches from cars whizzing by. “You’ve either got to be fast or real, real...

Panel Urges Stronger Oversight on State-Controlled Gas Pipelines

March 20, 2015Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — With hundreds of miles of new natural gas pipelines planned for Northeastern Pennsylvania, stronger oversight is needed for types of lines that fall under state control. That statement was echoed several times by a diverse set of panelists...