Species

Species

Pennsylvania is home to a vast group of threatened and endangered species. From the Indiana Bat and the Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron, to the Allegheny Woodrat and the Long-eared Owl, the Commonwealth needs to secure the the future of these species.


Policy Posts

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...

PEC Supports Senate Bill 30 (P.N. 11)

January 16, 2017

PEC strongly supports Senate Bill 30 (P.N. 11), which allows the Fish & Boat Commission to establish its own fees. As an independent agency not supported by General Fund revenues, it is vital that the Commission has sufficient ability to...

PEC Presents Opposition to House Bill 965

PEC Presents Opposition to House Bill 965

October 26, 2015

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885) Dear Senators: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I am writing to express our opposition to House Bill 965...

PEC Expresses Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885)

PEC Expresses Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885)

October 14, 2015

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885) Dear Representative: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I am writing to express our opposition to House...

PEC Letter to House on Potential New Species Legislation

April 23, 2014

Today PEC submitted the following communication to the House of Representatives on potential legislation that would again try to curtail species protection in Pennsylvania. Dear Representative: We understand draft legislation is being circulated that is intended to replace HB1576, which...

PEC Letter on HB1576

August 26, 2013

Today PEC submitted the following letter to the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee and the House Game & Fisheries Committee, who are holding a joint hearing on HB1576.

What’s New

Pennsylvania Legacies #51: Bird is the Word
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Pennsylvania Legacies #51: Bird is the Word

August 25, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Mounting opposition to budget riders, DEP’s modest progress toward better clean drinking water enforcement, and good news from the Chesapeake Bay. Also: why do birds suddenly appear every time you reclaim and reforest abandoned mine lands?

PEC in the News

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...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 7: Gabi Hughes
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“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 7: Gabi Hughes

September 20, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Gabi Hughes, an environmental educator at the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, joins the podcast to discuss what led her to environmental education, her experience in the profession, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room to listen to the podcast’s first...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 6: Elena Meth
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“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 6: Elena Meth

September 20, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Elena Meth, an environmental studies/sociology and anthropology double major at Denison University joins the podcast to discuss how she developed her passion for the environment, her collegiate studies, the next generation of environmental stewards, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room...

Local Programs to be Honored With Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards
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Local Programs to be Honored With Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

April 8, 2016

Contact: Sally Tarhi Date: April 8, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: WPEA@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Four environmental programs and one individual will share $25,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation and effectiveness in making a positive impact...