Press Releases

PEC Advocates for the Nominations of Quigley, Dunn

February 18, 2015

Today, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell wrote to Senators Gene Yaw and John Yudichak to issue his support for the nomination of Cindy Adams Dunn for Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and John Quigley...

Trail Development in Pennsylvania

Trail Development in Pennsylvania

February 17, 2015

PEC Executive Vice President for Programs Statewide Patrick Starr discusses PEC’s work in the development of trails and trail networks throughout Pennsylvania. From the East Coast Greenway, Delaware River Trail, and the Circuit in southeastern Pennsylvania to the Great Allegheny Passage...

PEC Announces Hiring of Ron Slavonic as Controller

February 13, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Feb. 13, 2015 Phone: 412-481-9400 The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Slavonic as the organization’s Controller. Coming to PEC with an established career devoted to mission-driven organizations...

DEP Seeks Nominations for Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

January 30, 2015

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary John Quigley has invited individuals and organizations throughout the Commonwealth to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions,...

PEC Announces Addition of Frank Maguire to Staff

January 30, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Jan. 30, 2015 Phone: 412-481-9400 The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to introduce Frank Maguire as its Trails Program Manager. Based out of the western office—but working all across the state—Maguire’s efforts...

PEC Applauds Governor Wolf on Signing of State Lands Leasing Moratorium

PEC Applauds Governor Wolf on Signing of State Lands Leasing Moratorium

January 29, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: John Walliser Phone: 412-481-9400 Jan. 29, 2015 The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today applauded Governor Wolf on re-establishing a moratorium on leasing of State Forest and Park lands for natural gas development. “PEC commends Governor Wolf...

PEC Announces Hiring of Palmira Miller as Program Coordinator

January 23, 2015

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce Palmira Miller as its newest staff member. Miller joins PEC as a part of its Northeast Regional office as a Program Coordinator where she will focus primarily on implementing a Community...

PEC Strengthens Statewide Programming & Coordination

January 21, 2015

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce changes in roles and responsibilities for two of its staff. After working in numerous roles at PEC for 21 years, Patrick Starr has assumed the title of Executive Vice President for...

PEC Applauds Appointments to DEP and DCNR

January 14, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: John Walliser January 14, 2015 412.481.9400 jwalliser@pecpa.org PEC Applauds Appointments to DEP and DCNR (Pittsburgh, PA – January 14, 2015) – Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) President and CEO Davitt Woodwell commended the appointments of John Quigley...

PA environmental groups: Time is ripe for action on methane pollution

January 7, 2015

For Immediate Release January 7, 2015 HARRISBURG—Leading Pennsylvania and national environmental organizations today encouraged Governor-elect Tom Wolf to improve the protection of environmental and public health by tackling methane pollution early in his tenure as governor. Recent polling indicates that...

Nominations Sought For Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

January 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH—Sponsors of the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards are seeking nominations from people and organizations who are working to improve the community. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will once again present up to five cash prizes of $5,000 each to winning entries...

The Promise of Pennsylvania

January 6, 2015

Pennsylvania Environmental Council President Davitt Woodwell discusses the environmental challenges and opportunities in the Keystone State.