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PEC Outlines Concerns Over Watershed Bill

PEC Outlines Concerns Over Watershed Bill

May 1, 2015

In advance of the Senate Republican Policy Committee’s planned hearing on Senate Bill 724 (P.N. 730), the Pennsylvania Environmental Council would like to share our concerns with this legislation. While, on its face, SB 724 appears to further Pennsylvania’s ability...

John Walliser’s Comments from April 29 DEP Public Hearing

John Walliser’s Comments from April 29 DEP Public Hearing

April 29, 2015

On April 29, John Walliser, PEC Vice President of Legal & Government Affairs, delivered the following comments at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s public hearing on advance notice of final rulemaking: environmental protection performance standards at oil and gas...

A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls

A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls

March 9, 2015

Today PEC issued the following statement in response to the Department of Environmental Protection’s released of revised rulemaking for natural gas activity. March 9, 2015 A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls: Pennsylvania Releases Revised Natural Gas Regulatory Proposal Pittsburgh,...

Impressions From Governor Tom Wolf’s First Budget Address

Impressions From Governor Tom Wolf’s First Budget Address

March 4, 2015

PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell shares his thoughts on Tom Wolf’s first budget address as Governor of Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Wolf has presented his first budget address. By all accounts, it has given just about everyone something to talk...

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Taking Action in the Wissahickon Watershed
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Taking Action in the Wissahickon Watershed

May 19, 2015By: Patrick Starr

The Wissahickon Creek is truly a watershed in crisis! As a result, The Friends of the Wissahickon and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association hosted “A Creek in Crisis” last Wednesday at Germantown Academy. Attracting more than 200 concerned residents, the...

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Drilling Decline in Pennsylvania Hurts Funding for DEP Regulators

May 19, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Low natural gas prices that have companies dispatching fewer drilling rigs to Pennsylvania’s fields and forests are taking a toll on the industry’s regulators, too. The state Department of Environmental Protection is exploring additional funding options for its oil and...

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PEC Accepting Applications For Pocono Forest & Waters Conservation Mini-Grants

May 18, 2015PA Environment Digest

The PA Environmental Council is now accepting applications for Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape Mini-Grants through June 15. A total of $60,000 in grant funding is available. All mini-grants require a 50/50 match. PEC and DCNR encourage any municipality,...

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Newport Twp. Group Focused on Community

May 18, 2015Citizens Voice

When the Newport Township Community Organization meets, everything from litter cleanup to code enforcement to sponsorship of youth sports teams is on the table. The results have been dramatic, members say. Over the last 11 years, the nonprofit organization has...


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