Press Releases

New Report on Benefits of Growing Greener II

March 25, 2010

The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, a joint committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, has issued a report on the Growing Greener II initiative.  The report was conducted pursuant to a House Resolution (2009-17) introduced by Representative Kate Harper. According to...

PEC Completes 2009 Illegal Dumpsite Efforts

February 16, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to report the completion of the 2009 Community Illegal Dumpsite Program. This program resulted in the cleanup of 28 illegal dumpsites through volunteer and contractor efforts. A total of 180 tons of trash,...

PEC completes concepts for Connellsville train stations

February 11, 2010

Connellsville, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has submitted a final report to the Community Foundation of Fayette County’s Fayette Community Growth Fund with concept design drawings of three local initiatives that are outgrowths of the community design workshop held...

PEC seeking public comment for Wilkes-Barre Trail Master Plan Project

February 1, 2010

The City of Wilkes-Barre in Partnership with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association is preparing a Trail/Greenway Master Plan for a city-wide trail/greenway system. The Partnership is seeking public comment on the final draft map of...

PEC Applauds City of Philadelphia Green Building Law

January 19, 2010

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) applauds the City of Philadelphia’s green building law (Bill 080025), signed today by Mayor Michael Nutter. “Two years ago when PEC released the report Building Green: Overcoming Barriers in Philadelphia, our most important...

PEC Announces Marcellus Shale Policy Conference

January 11, 2010

Marcellus Shale Policy Conference May 3 & 4, 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania If you have a stake in the development of regulatory policy and decision-making pertaining to Marcellus shale gas production in Pennsylvania, then you should attend this important conference! The...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council turns 40!

January 11, 2010

Harrisburg, Pa.  — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), one of Pennsylvania’s oldest and most respected voices on environmental issues, today marked its 40th anniversary of service. PEC was founded three months prior to the first Earth Day as part of...

Yeadon Borough’s Solution to Soggy Days

December 8, 2009

Yeadon Borough and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) celebrated the completion of the Borough’s Urban Stormwater Demonstration Projects on Monday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zk0uGVqqoUIVideo can’t be loaded: Yeadon Boro BMP FINAL.wmv (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zk0uGVqqoUI) PEC, an advocate and technical advisor...

Watershed Implementation Plan for Pine Creek finalized

November 5, 2009

The Council’s western Pa., office has completed a Watershed Implementation Plan for the Pine Creek Watershed located in Allegheny County. The goal of the plan was to determine how best to reduce the nonpoint source pollutant loads in this watershed....