PEC In The News

Topic: Water Quality

Are We Heading For a Hydropower Boom on the Three Rivers?

December 19, 2016The Allegheny Front

…Environmental groups have often frowned on hydropower because big, new dams can wipe out habitat and displace homes and businesses. But some environmental groups are latching onto the idea of building them on pre-existing dams like Emsworth. Lindsay Baxter of the...

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...

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...

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...

Bethlehem Authority Honored for Watershed Project

October 29, 2015The Morning Call

The Nature Conservancy and the Bethlehem Authority, which oversees the land surrounding the city’s water supply, will be recognized Thursday for its sustainable forestry project by the Northeast Environmental Partners. The project includes a timbering program where the authority performs...

How Can Small Cities and Towns Reconnect With Their Rivers?

October 15, 2015Keystone Crossroads

As the industries along urban waterfronts have faded, big cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have come up with robust master plans — and significant funding — to connect people with their rivers. But what can smaller municipalities with fewer resources do...

Meeting to Address Problems in the Wissahickon Watershed

May 11, 2015Chestnut Hill Local

A panel of regional experts will convene to set forth a vision for protecting and preserving the Wissahickon Watershed at a meeting entitled “A Creek in Crisis: Time for Action.” At the meeting, to be held May 13 from 6 to 8...