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Pennsylvania Addresses Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 21, 2016Energy Global

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection have recommended steps for regulatory action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania, the second largest producer of natural gas...

Developers of Hydro Plants See Role in Pittsburgh Region

December 26, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calls it an “aquatic staircase.” Every dozen miles or so, the water in the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela rivers trips over a dam and falls several feet into a lower channel. The man-made cascades...

‘Green’ Efforts Could Hit Snag in Pa. Budget

December 17, 2015York Dispatch

A Philadelphia-area state lawmaker is warning a measure included in the proposed budget deal from the Senate could delay implementing Pennsylvania’s Clean Power Plan and would divert money from renewable energy initiatives. The measure, House Bill 1327, would redirect $12 million from...

Germany’s Push for Renewable Energy Studied by Pa.

December 14, 2015Trib Total Media

Lindsay Baxter expected her three-week study of energy issues in Germany to reveal a green and progressive system that far outpaced the fossil fuel-fired grid that the United States is seeking to update. “Germany is so much further ahead of...

PA Legislature Using Budget to Derail Traditional Oil and Gas Regulations

December 11, 2015Keystone Politics

PA GOP Using Budget to Derail Traditional Oil and Gas Regulations – Keystone Politics Did some big environmental setbacks just get horse-traded for Republican budget votes? A Fiscal Code amendment that randomly showed up over the summer, which would effectively...

Power to Save

Power to Save

November 25, 2015WNEP

WNEP’s Don Jacobs sat down with PEC Vice President Janet Sweeney to discuss the Northeastern Environmental Partners (of which PEC is a part) and their work over the last 25 years to help make Northeast Pennsylvania a better place. can’t...

Voting Open for Pennsylvania River of the Year

November 15, 2015Scranton Times-Tribune

SCRANTON — The public may vote online for one of five waterways to win the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year honor, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said. Nominees include the Kiski-Conemaugh, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Ohio and Susquehanna...

Voting to Open For 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year

November 13, 2015Reading Eagle

HARRISBURG-Voting will begin Friday for the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year, a title claimed last year by the Conewango Creek and in 2014 by the Schuylkill River. This year, online voters can choose from five nominated waterways: the Kiski-Conemaugh,...

Application Process Underway for County Recreation Grants

November 9, 2015The Citizens Voice

LUZERNE — Krista Schneider has a plan for downtown Hazleton. Scott Everett has a plan for the D&L Trail. Richard Cochrane has a plan for a bike path from Luzerne to Edwardsville. They all have a chance for some funding...