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PEC Letter to House ER&E Committee on Mining Bills

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 To: Members of the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee From: Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Consideration of Senate Bill 624 (P.N. 697) and House Bill 1333 (P.N. 1652) Dear Representatives: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) urges you...

PEC Opposes Senate Bill 561

June 6, 2017

PEC sent the following to members of the Pennsylvania Senate today concerning SB561. June 6, 2017 To: Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From: Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Consideration of Senate Bill 561 (P.N. 886) Dear Senator: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council...

PEC Opposes HR284

June 6, 2017

PEC sent the following communication to members of the House State Government Committee regarding HR284. June 6, 2017 To:           Members of the House State Government Committee From:     Pennsylvania Environmental Council RE:           Consideration of House Resolution 284 (P.N. 1556) Dear...

PEC Comments on House Bill 544

June 5, 2017

Update (June 26, 2017): PEC sent the following communication to the House of Representatives in support of an amendment – A01673, introduced by Representative Maher. June 26, 2017  To: Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Re: Support for Amendment...

PEC Opposes Senate Bill 624

May 18, 2017

Update (June 6): The Senate passed SB 624 by a vote of 32-17. Prior Update (May 22): The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, in an “off-the-floor” vote, approved SB 624 as committed. The bill awaits consideration by the full Senate....

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Pennsylvania Legacies #44: The Colorado Way
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Pennsylvania Legacies #44: The Colorado Way

June 23, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

In 2014, Colorado became the first state to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. As Pennsylvania takes similar steps, what can we learn from Colorado’s experience convening diverse stakeholders to create effective and feasible rules? Learn more...

A Change for the Better
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A Change for the Better

June 5, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Introducing CH4nge.com   Today, June 5, 2017, concludes the public comment period for GP-5 and GP-5A, updating the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s air quality permitting rules for unconventional natural gas operations. It’s another milestone on Pennsylvania’s path to cleaner air, less waste, and...

Pennsylvania Legacies #39: A Legacy of Service
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Pennsylvania Legacies #39: A Legacy of Service

May 19, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

PEC opposes a state Senate bill that would expose surface water to further impacts from underground mining, and we pay tribute to two western PA environmental leaders up for Lifetime Achievement honors at our spring awards dinner.     Links:...


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