PEC in the News

Laurel Ridge braces for climate change

April 20, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Atop Laurel Ridge in eastern Westmoreland County, a strategically placed pile of crushed limestone serves as a low-tech measure to keep acid rain from getting into Rock Run — and then Linn Run, which feeds into Loyalhanna Creek. “We’re dealing...

Edinboro Lake Watershed Association receive environmental project award

April 20, 2018Erie Reader

The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association (ELWA) will receive $5,000 from Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, and the Pittsburgh Environmental Council (PEC) for its work in identifying and reducing pollutants from impacting Edinboro Lake. The ELWA is a...

PPL Employees Participate in Earth Day Tree Planting

April 20, 2018NorthCentralPA.com

Members of PPL Electric Utilities’ vegetation management group assisted approximately 80 other volunteers in an Earth Day tree planting Friday, April 20, 2018 in the Weiser State Forest. The planting was arranged by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Bureau of...

Bill would roll back standards on conventional oil and gas drillers

April 12, 2018StateImpact Pennsylvania

A new bill in the state senate seeks to roll back environmental requirements on Pennsylvania’s conventional oil and gas industry, alleviating what its sponsor calls the “unbearable burden” of tougher standards targeted at larger, Marcellus Shale drillers. The measure marks...

Community Clean Water Toolbox Launched

April 10, 2018DEP Newsroom

Harrisburg, PA –  About 200 leaders from municipal governments, county conservation districts, agriculture, environmental groups, water companies, and other entities participated today in a meeting hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expand local engagement in Phase 3...

Laurel Highlands shelter project gets $5,000 grant

April 6, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Those trekking the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail who plan to stay in shelters in Somerset County will benefit from a project to restore the 40 three-sided Adirondack shelters along the Ohiopyle-to-Seward path. Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council are providing...

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...