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PEC Opposes SB 624

April 18, 2017

A new bill introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate would fundamentally weaken protection of surface waters. Senate Bill 624 amends existing law by removing presumptive liability for damages to streams and wetlands if the companies’ own pre-mining estimates did not predict...

PEC Supports House Bill 417

February 10, 2017

Today PEC sent the following letter to the House Consumer Affairs Committee in support of House Bill 417. February 10, 2017 To:  Members of the House Consumer Affairs Committee From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Support for House Bill...

PEC Supports Senate Bill 234

February 6, 2017

PEC has sent the following communication to the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee in support of Senate Bill 234. To: Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee From: Lindsay Baxter, Program Manager – Energy and Climate Re:...

PEC Supports Senate Bill 30 and Senate Bill 192

January 31, 2017

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council sent the following letter to the Senate Game & Fisheries Committee today, offering support for Senate Bills 30 and 192. Dear Senators: In advance of tomorrow’s Senate Game & Fisheries Committee meeting, I would like to...

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Key Federal Abandoned Mine Land Legislation Introduced

March 28, 2017By: John Walliser

Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation a Win-Win for Pennsylvania . Yesterday a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington reintroduced legislation – known as the RECLAIM Act – that would expedite much-needed funding from the Abandoned Mine Land Trust Fund for projects that...

Pennsylvania Legacies #25: DEP in Triage Mode
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Pennsylvania Legacies #25: DEP in Triage Mode

February 11, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017-2018 budget includes no substantial funding increase for the Department of Environmental Protection, an agency that’s been understaffed for more than a decade. As budget season gets underway, we look to former DEP Secretary David Hess for...


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