PEC in the News

Illegal Tire Dump Cleaned Up in Scranton

November 12, 2016WNEP-TV

SCRANTON — One spot in Scranton is getting a little more beautiful this weekend. The Lackawanna River Conservation Association held a cleanup and beautification project on Parker Street on Saturday. Volunteers tackled an illegal tire dump site right next to...

WESA-FM’s Josh Raulerson leaving for job in non-profit communications

November 7, 2016Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Election day brings change to WESA-FM. Longtime host Josh Raulerson is leaving the NPR station to work in communications for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Mr. Raulerson announced his departure Monday morning; his last shift was today.. Christopher Ayers arrived at...

Schuylkill Headwaters Association president recognized for efforts

October 27, 2016Hazleton Standard-Speaker

POTTSVILLE — The Schuylkill County commissioners recognized William E. Reichert, president of Schuylkill Headwaters Association, at Oct. 19 meeting for leading the water quality improvement efforts in the Schuylkill River watershed. Reichert was one of several people to receive the...

New section of Susquehanna Warrior Trail Dedicated

October 22, 2016The Citizens Voice

PLYMOUTH TWP. — The region’s expanding system of hiking and biking trails provides great “places to play in and to pray in,” according to Sean Baker of the Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council. Baker served as master of ceremonies Friday at...

Environmentalists recognized at annual Evening for NEPA’s Environment

October 20, 2016Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE —To Janet Sweeney, the Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment on Thursday night was the culmination of a year’s worth of work of protecting our environment, promoting the natural assets of the region and, with the aid of her associates,...

Environmentalists slowly winning war against illegal dumping

October 10, 2016The Citizens Voice

Environmentalists and their allies are slowly winning the campaign to eliminate illegal dump sites in Luzerne County. “The situation has improved,’’ said Janet Sweeney, vice president of the nonprofit Pennsylvania Environmental Council. “People seem to be more conscious of the...

Pedal Power: Groups Look to Build on Millions of Dollars That Bike Trails Bring

September 21, 2016Tribune-Democrat

Members of environmental groups, nonprofits and state agencies, among others, gathered Tuesday at the Morguen Toole Company bed-and-breakfast in Meyersdale to learn how to support trail development in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society and...

Bill Proposes New Path for Updating Pa. Building Codes

September 20, 2016Power Source

Pennsylvania’s new update to its plan for addressing climate change endorses the seemingly inoffensive idea that the state should adopt current building energy codes — those guides that establish the minimum energy conservation standards that new and renovated homes, and...

Editorial: Work to Expand Pa.’s Hydro Power

September 1, 2016Pocono Record

What do Promised Land, Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro, Hickory Run, Beltzville, Nescopeck and Ricketts Glan have in common? These state parks in Monroe County or nearby northeastern Pennsylvania are all potential sources of hydropower. Energy experts say Pennsylvania has great potential to...

Bill Would Raise Shale Well Site Bonds

August 30, 2016Power Source

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today ran an important article on the adequacy of bonding for oil and gas operations, prompted by recent legislation (HB2277) that would increase bonding requirements on operators. PEC is quoted at the end of the article, and we’d like...

Pennsylvania Studying Feasibility of Three Hydro Projects at State Parks

August 10, 2016HydroWorld.com

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council received a $20,000 grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund to complete feasibility assessments for three potential hydro projects in state parks in western Pennsylvania. Two of the projects would integrate hydroelectric generation equipment...

University of Scranton Extreme Physiology at Pecks Pond

University of Scranton Extreme Physiology at Pecks Pond

August 1, 2016WNEP 16

Through a collaboration with the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, the University of Scranton offered an “Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition” course this summer, challenging students to learn about fitness and the area’s natural resources while traversing the region’s trails...