Press Releases

POWR Announces 2016 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

POWR Announces 2016 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

January 29, 2016

News for Immediate Release January 29, 2016 Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2016 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day...

Pennsylvania Charts Path to Address Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

Pennsylvania Charts Path to Address Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 19, 2016

    Contact: Kelsey Robinson, (512) 691-3404, krobinson@edf.org Anna Geismar, (512) 691-3468, ageismar@edf.org John Walliser (412) 481-9400, jwalliser@pecpa.org (NEW YORK – Jan. 19, 2016) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection showed strong leadership today by...

Susquehanna North Branch Named Pennsylvania River of the Year

Susquehanna North Branch Named Pennsylvania River of the Year

January 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 14, 2016 Harrisburg – Steeped in historical and recreational value, the free flowing Susquehanna River North Branch in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year following a five-week public voting period....

DEP Accepting Applications for 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

DEP Accepting Applications for 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

December 15, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals to apply for the 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. This prestigious award honors those projects that have transformed...

PEC Announces Promotion for Frank Maguire

December 9, 2015

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide leader in environment and conservation, today announced that Frank Maguire has been promoted to the position of Program Director for Trails and Recreation. Joining PEC in February, Maguire has made an...

PEC Announces New Appointment for John Walliser

December 9, 2015

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide leader in environment and conservation, today announced that John J. Walliser will assume the position of Senior Vice President for Legal and Government Affairs. Having been with PEC since 1997, Walliser...

Frank Maguire Discusses PEC’s Role in Promoting Trail Development

Frank Maguire Discusses PEC’s Role in Promoting Trail Development

November 30, 2015

All across the state, PEC pushes the envelope for ever-improving and expanding networks of recreational trails. The Circuit in Philadelphia and the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition out of Pittsburgh (both with strong PEC leadership and partnerships) are probably the two...

Lindsay Baxter Outlines PEC’s Recent Work in Energy and Climate

Lindsay Baxter Outlines PEC’s Recent Work in Energy and Climate

November 23, 2015

PEC’s work in the energy and climate sector has become particularly relevant in 2015. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing the final rules for the Clean Power Plan this summer, Pennsylvania is now responsible for crafting an implementation plan...

Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups Discussed in November’s “Environmental Focus”

Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups Discussed in November’s “Environmental Focus”

November 13, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Nov. 13, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Despite years of progress in recycling and reducing municipal waste, there are still more than 6,500 illegal dumpsites in Pennsylvania, the topic of November’s “Environmental Focus.”...

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2016 River of the Year

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2016 River of the Year

November 12, 2015

Luzerne –The public is invited to again vote online for the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. Nominated rivers include the Kiski-Conemaugh River, Lackawanna River, Lehigh River, Ohio River, and the...

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