PEC in the News

Rosebud Mining receives environmental award for Cambria County project

May 24, 2017Somerset Daily American [paywall]

Rosebud Mining Co., which owns coal-producing sites in both Cambria and Somerset counties, became a 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award winner for a three-year reclamation project. The project, which began in August, has the Kittanning-based coal company remediating and reclaiming...

DCNR secretary visits with conservationists at Laurel Hill

April 28, 2017Daily American (Somerset)

A crowd of conservationists entered Lakeside Lodge at Scenic View at Laurel Hill Friday morning in “a raucous fervor.” State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Park Manager Mike Mumau approvingly described the energy at the event, which was dubbed...

Langerholc Announces Environmental Award for School District

April 28, 2017Gant News

HARRISBURG – Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35) proudly announced that West Branch Area School District in Clearfield County has been selected to receive a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awardees were recently recognized at an event hosted by the...

StateImpact PA: Lawmakers mull support for nuclear industry

April 27, 2017StateImpact Pennsylvania

State lawmakers have begun discussing ways to shore up Pennsylvania’s struggling nuclear power industry, while maintaining a reliable electric grid and low prices for consumers. That was the focus of a meeting Wednesday of the new, bipartisn Nuclear Energy Caucus....

West Rockhill Supports Regional Trail Plan

April 26, 2017News-Herald (Montgomery Co.)

WEST ROCKHILL >> Almost 400 towns, including West Rockhill, are part of the Circuit. A resolution supporting the Circuit Trails and its goal of building 180 more miles of trails by 2025, bringing the Circuit Trails to 500 miles, was...

Celebrating the Earth

April 24, 2017Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre)

The Riverfront Parks Committee hosted an Earth Day celebration Friday along the Susquehanna River. Participants explored the Kirby Park Natural Area, learning about the importance of riparian forests and the wildlife found there. The event was made possible with support...

Volunteers plant trees in Pinchot State Forest to celebrate Earth Day

April 24, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

PLYMOUTH TWP. — Nearly 200 volunteers got down and dirty Friday, planting roughly 4,000 trees in celebration of Earth Day. Volunteers made their way up the rocky terrain in the Pinchot State Forest on Friday morning, holding buckets full of...

Mining Scars Receive Earth Day Makeover

April 24, 2017Shamokin News-Item

BEAR GAP — Several acres of damaged former mine sites in the Roaring Creek Tract of the Weiser State Forest received an Earth Day restoration Saturday with volunteers planting more than 3,500 seedlings that will improve water quality in the...

Roaring Brook Discusses Trails Sponsorship

April 21, 2017Moscow Villager

ROARING BROOK –Discussion over sponsorship of the North Pocono Trails Association came up at March’s township meeting. Debbie Bertha spoke at the meeting to supervisors about the need for municipal sponsorship on their grant application. In previous years, Moscow Borough...

Earth Day program set for along Susquehanna River

April 18, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — The Riverfront Parks Committee will celebrate Earth Day on Friday with a variety of events for school students along the Susquehanna River in Nesbitt Park and the Kirby Park Natural Area. Classes participating in the program will learn...