Press Releases

PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference

PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference

July 24, 2015

Contacts: Davitt Woodwell, President and CEO John Walliser, Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs Date: June 23, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: jwalliser@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today announced its second annual environmental policy conference, which will...

“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...

PEC Named to DEP Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce

PEC Named to DEP Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce

July 8, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: July 8, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Yesterday (July 7), Governor Tom Wolf announced the appointment of Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) President and CEO Davitt Woodwell and 47 other individuals to the Pennsylvania Pipeline...

John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

John Dawes Discusses PEC’s Statewide Impact

July 1, 2015

John Dawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, shares his thoughts on PEC’s role and impact across the Commonwealth. He discusses PEC’s strengths, its ability to assess program’s and legislation on a quick basis in an effort to...

William Penn Foundation Presents PEC with $1.5 Million Grant

William Penn Foundation Presents PEC with $1.5 Million Grant

June 29, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: June 29, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce receipt of a $1.5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation for support of development of the Circuit...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Hosts 45th Annual Environmental Partnership Dinner

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Hosts 45th Annual Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 18, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: June 18, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Philadelphia – Last night (June 17), the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosted the 2015 Environmental Partnership Dinner, celebrating PEC’s work to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s natural and built environment and to...

Introducing the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

Introducing the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

June 9, 2015

PEC Program Manager Frank Maguire discusses the formation of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (iHeartTrails), a 1,600-mile regional network of trails spanning five states. Maguire not only outlines the 53-county network and PEC’s role in its formation by bringing people...

25th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment to be Held Oct. 29

25th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment to be Held Oct. 29

June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney Phone: (570) 718-6507 jsweeney@pecpa.org The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper...

WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh

WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh

May 22, 2015

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...