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Pennsylvania’s Energy Future

April 28, 2017

We at PEC recently had the honor of hosting a conference on Deep Decarbonization of the electricity grid in March of this year. Our main, selfish, goal was to learn more about the science, technology, and policy at play in...

PEC Opposes Provisions in House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2969)

PEC Opposes Provisions in House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2969)

March 15, 2016

 March 15, 2016  To: Members of the Pennsylvania Senate  Re: Opposition to Provisions in House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2969)   On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), I am writing to express our strong opposition to provisions in House...

PEC Supports Certain Amendments to House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2650)

PEC Supports Certain Amendments to House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2650)

December 15, 2015

To: Members of the House Rules Committee From: John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Support for Certain Amendments to House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2650) Dear Representative: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I urge you to support two amendments to...

John Walliser Updates PEC’s Policy Initiatives

John Walliser Updates PEC’s Policy Initiatives

December 1, 2015

John Walliser, Senior Vice President for Legal and Government Affairs, outlines PEC’s recent initiatives in the policy sector, ranging from longwall mining and implementation of the Clean Power Plan to methane emissions. Walliser not only summarizes PEC’s work from the...

PEC Comments on Implementation of Clean Power Plan

PEC Comments on Implementation of Clean Power Plan

November 12, 2015

Re: Comments of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council on Pennsylvania Implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Rule for Carbon Pollution Emissions Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources; Electric Generating Units (Clean Power Plan) The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), in...

PEC Presents Initial Comments on Clean Power Plan

PEC Presents Initial Comments on Clean Power Plan

September 21, 2015

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) drafted its initial comments on the federal Clean Power Plan, with its official comments set to be submitted prior to the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Nov. 12, 2015 deadline. John Walliser, PEC Vice President for...

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Climate Change and Energy: We Need a Big Boat

January 20, 2017By: Armond Cohen

Note: this is the first in a series of guest blog posts highlighting PEC’s upcoming conference, Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future, March 15-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention center in downtown Pittsburgh. This piece was contributed by...

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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...

Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development
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Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development

October 25, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

In the latest Environmental Focus, we examine efforts to advance leading practices and safeguards for unconventional shale gas development. Interviewed are Susan LeGros, President and Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, and Davitt Woodwell, President of the...