PEC in the News

Laurel Highlands shelter restoration project wins environmental award

April 2, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A project that restored Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail shelters and a program that provides free technical services for Allegheny County communities dealing with soil contamination are among five entities selected for $5,000 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, according to the Pennsylvania...

Watershed association receives award

April 2, 2018Daily American (Somerset)

The Casselman River Watershed Association, a nonprofit organization of volunteers devoted to natural resources conservation on a tributary of the Youghiogheny River, will receive $5,000 from Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for its environmental education and stewardship program...

Can we fight climate change without scaling up nuclear power?

January 24, 2018Pittsburgh City Paper

One long-running disagreement about the environment isn’t the familiar fight between people who understand that human-caused climate change is real and people who deny it. Rather, it’s between folks who contend that keeping the planet livable requires us to use...

‘Mini-grants’ available for conservation-focused projects

January 22, 2018Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown)

A just-awarded state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant will fund conservation-focused projects in the Laurel Highlands region, according to the organization that received the grant and will administer the program. The 2018 Laurel Highlands Conservation Assistance Grant program...

Awards to honor western Pennsylvania environmental initiatives

January 15, 2018Erie Times-News

Nominations are being sought for the 2018 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards. The annual awards honor people, businesses, schools and organizations working to improve the environment in a 29-county area, including Erie, Crawford, Warren and Venango counties. The awards are sponsored...

Nominations Sought for Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

January 13, 2018Explore Jefferson

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, given annually to people and organizations who are working to improve the region’s environment. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy co-sponsor these awards and...

Nominations sought for Western Pa. Environmental Awards

January 10, 2018Courier-Express (DuBois)

PITTSBURGH — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy wants to hear from individuals with an exciting environmental project to improve their community. Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, given annually to people and...

Loyalsock Creek named PA 2018 River of the Year in public voting

January 8, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — Home to legions of paddlers, anglers and other outdoors enthusiasts in northcentral Pennsylvania, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The public was invited to vote online, choosing from among five waterways nominated...

DEP’s GO-TIME speeds inspection

January 5, 2018Allied News (Grove City)

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is completing more gas and oil drilling inspections across the state thanks to a new program that streamlines the process. “It’s been a huge improvement,” said Deborah Klenotic, deputy communications director for DEP. The...

FC Council President Reviews 2017 and Plans for 2018

January 4, 2018The Kittanning Paper

In her final comments during the last public meeting of Ford City Borough Council, Council President Carol Fenyes reflected on a few of the items accomplished during 2017. The following is from her notes obtained by the Kittanning Paper: …...

River of the Year voting ends; winner unknown till 2018

December 23, 2017Times-Tribune (Scranton)

Online voting in the Pennsylvania 2018 River of the Year contest ended Friday at 5 p.m., but the winner won’t be announced until after the new year, a contest official said. The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers oversees the...

A look at Pittsburgh’s latest Climate Action Plan

December 20, 2017Pittsburgh City Paper

Pittsburgh’s proposed new Climate Action Plan is certainly ambitious. Most broadly, it sets the goal of reducing the city’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 20 percent (from a 2003 baseline) by 2023; by 50 percent by 2030; and by 80 percent by...