Policy

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....

PEC Opposes HB 1333 as Written

May 4, 2017

PEC is opposed to House Bill 1333 as currently written. Without appropriate safeguards, this legislation could lead to new and significant financial liabilities for the Commonwealth in the years to come. We recognize the current market challenges faced by the coal...

Pennsylvania’s Energy Future

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 SB 624

April 18, 2017

A new bill introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate would fundamentally weaken protection of surface waters. Senate Bill 624 amends existing law by removing presumptive liability for damages to streams and wetlands if the companies’ own pre-mining estimates did not predict...

PEC Supports House Bill 417

February 10, 2017

Today PEC sent the following letter to the House Consumer Affairs Committee in support of House Bill 417. February 10, 2017 To:  Members of the House Consumer Affairs Committee From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Support for House Bill...

PEC Supports Senate Bill 234

February 6, 2017

PEC has sent the following communication to the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee in support of Senate Bill 234. To: Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee From: Lindsay Baxter, Program Manager – Energy and Climate Re:...

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...