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PEC Submits Comments to DEP on Proposed General Permit for Stormwater Discharges

PEC Submits Comments to DEP on Proposed General Permit for Stormwater Discharges

July 29, 2015

Date: July 29, 2015 Contact: Sue Myerov Phone: (215) 545-4570 Email: smyerov@pecpa.org The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) respectfully submits the following comments on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (Department) proposed PAG–13 NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Small...

Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922)

Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922)

July 13, 2015

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922) Dear Senators: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), I am writing to express our concerns with Senate Bill...

PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

July 2, 2015

Today PEC sent the following communication to Governor Wolf thanking him for vetoing Senate Bill 655, which passed the General Assembly on June 30th. PEC objects to the inclusion of a rider in the legislation that would have inhibited rulemaking...

PEC Presents Objections to Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137)

PEC Presents Objections to Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137)

June 30, 2015

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, we are asking members of the Pennsylvania Senate to remove rulemaking prohibition language in Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137) relating to conventional oil and gas operations. This prohibition does not belong in the...

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PEC Helping Municipalities Comply With Stormwater Permits
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PEC Helping Municipalities Comply With Stormwater Permits

July 27, 2015By: Susan Myerov

PEC has a long history of involvement in stormwater management issues affecting our state. Persisting issues include providing municipal stormwater management education and training opportunities, providing regulatory and policy recommendations, and advocating for innovation in financing green stormwater infrastructure projects....

PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania
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PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

July 22, 2015By: Janet Sweeney

Statistics from this spring’s illegal dumpsite clean ups in Susquehanna and Wayne counties have been tabulated and the numbers are quite impressive! Palmira Miller, program coordinator in PEC’s Northeast office, certainly had a busy season organizing and cleaning up illegal dumpsites...

PEC in the News

Pa. Gas Pipeline Group Gets to Work

July 22, 2015Trib Total Media

A group of government, industry and environmental leaders has four months to write the first draft of recommendations on how to streamline natural gas pipeline development in Pennsylvania so that it boosts business without ruining land and water. “Our challenge...

Press Releases

“Environmental Focus” Media Center

July 21, 2015

Dating back to May 2015, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has produced a monthly television talk show on environmental issues that is broadcast on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) one Sunday afternoon per month. Titled “Environmental Focus,” the show centers on...


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