Press Releases

Four Area Programs Announced as Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Winners

Four Area Programs Announced as Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Winners

April 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 Contact: Sally Tarhi Pennsylvania Environmental Council (412) 481-9400 WPEA@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Four environmental conservation and education programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $20,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation...

Call for Nominations: Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards

Call for Nominations: Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards

March 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION (March 26, 2015) FOR EDITORIAL COMMENT, PLEASE CONTACT Angela Vitkoski at 570-718-6507 The Northeast Environmental Partners announce the “25th Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment,” and are seeking a Call For Nominations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership...

Act 54 4th Five Year Report

Act 54 4th Five Year Report

March 17, 2015

On March 17, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell delivered the following comments to the PA Department of Environmental Protection Citizens Advisory Council on the most recent five year report on the effects of underground coal mining: http://pecpa.org/wp-content/uploads/Act-54-CAC-Testimony.pdf

Protecting Pennsylvania’s Watersheds

Protecting Pennsylvania’s Watersheds

March 6, 2015

PEC Senior Program Director-Water Resources Sue Myerov outlines our role in watershed protection throughout the Commonwealth. With Pennsylvania watersheds impaired from the coal mining and extraction uses of previous generations, PEC works with its statewide partners to improve the Commonwealth’s rivers...

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...