PEC in the News

House Panel Revives Park Development Idea

June 27, 2016The Citizens' Voice

HARRISBURG — House lawmakers are reviving the idea of allowing private developers to build amenities like resort lodges, marinas and golf courses in selected state parks. This idea has been debated on and off in Harrisburg since the 1990s. A...

Proposals Would Open State Parks to Golf, Water Slides, and Hotels

Proposals Would Open State Parks to Golf, Water Slides, and Hotels

June 22, 2016Pittsbirgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania’s award-winning parks could be better if golf courses, hotels. inns, restaurants, amusement parks, water slides and other outdoor sports facilities were available inside the parks, according to two Republican state representatives who have introduced legislation that would open the...

Gorgon Given Certificate During Miners’ Day Weekend

June 21, 2016Daily American

Stella Marie Gorgon was in Windber to be presented with a certificate of appreciation from Windber Borough Council for her past work in the community. Gorgon returned to Windber after retirement from teaching at the Altoona Area School District and...

Shale Gas Drilling Rules Near Passage in Pa. Legislature

Shale Gas Drilling Rules Near Passage in Pa. Legislature

June 8, 2016Trib Total Media

Pennsylvania House Republicans and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf are working to end years of debate over an update of environmental rules for oil and gas drilling that two regulatory boards approved this spring. Lawmakers are poised to allow a batch...

Newsmaker: Ed Schroth

Newsmaker: Ed Schroth

May 23, 2016Trib Total Media

Noteworthy: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council awarded Schroth a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award for his more than 50 years of service as a biology teacher at Quaker Valley High School and Duquesne University. The council called Schroth “one of the most...

Partners break ground on mountain bike trail around Quemahoning Lake

Partners break ground on mountain bike trail around Quemahoning Lake

May 20, 2016The Tribune-Democrat

If May 2017 brings the region another breezy Friday of sunshine and temperatures just under 70 degrees, visitors to Quemahoning Lake should have another vantage point to take in the views: a bicycle seat. Partners in a proposed 17-mile mountain-bike...

Schuylkill River Towns To Host Two Programs In Phoenixville

May 5, 2016Patch.com

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — The Schuylkill River Towns Program (SRTP), an initiative of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, is hosting two community events in the Phoenixville area this month. On Saturday, May 7, SRTP will be hosting a tour of the Lock...

Crawford County Program Wins Environmental Award

April 23, 2016The Meadville Tribune

A local student volunteer group that has helped repair nearly 20 miles of damaged streams in Crawford County is a winner of the 2016 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, announced by Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). Representatives of the...