Press Releases

Methane Emissions Featured in April’s “Environmental Focus”

Methane Emissions Featured in April’s “Environmental Focus”

April 14, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: April 14, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXUkuMyDJqc&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 04/17/16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXUkuMyDJqc&feature=youtu.be)   Pittsburgh – Methane emissions, the main component of natural gas and a highly potent greenhouse gas — and...

Nominations Sought for 2016 Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards

Nominations Sought for 2016 Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards

April 13, 2016

Contact: Angela Vitkoski Date: April 13, 2016 Phone: (570) 718-6507 Email: avitkoski@pecpa.org Luzerne – The Northeast Environmental Partners are seeking nominations for the 26th annual Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards. Now in its 26th year, the regionally acclaimed awards program pays tribute to those organizations...

Local Programs to be Honored With Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

Local Programs to be Honored With Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

April 8, 2016

Contact: Sally Tarhi Date: April 8, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: WPEA@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Four environmental programs and one individual will share $25,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation and effectiveness in making a positive impact...

PEC Launches River Town Program in Allegheny Riverfront Communities

PEC Launches River Town Program in Allegheny Riverfront Communities

February 26, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Feb. 26, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) continues its work to strengthen communities through their connections to rivers and riverfronts. In this ongoing effort, PEC is happy to...

Smallmouth Bass on the Susquehanna River Featured in February’s “Environmental Focus”

Smallmouth Bass on the Susquehanna River Featured in February’s “Environmental Focus”

February 19, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Feb. 19, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWmeJAAuQvE&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 02/21/16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWmeJAAuQvE&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh – With the start of fishing season upcoming, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission estimates that as many...

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...