Recent Press Releases

  • We’re Hiring! PEC Accepting Applications for Communications Specialist

    We’re Hiring! PEC Accepting Applications for Communications Specialist

    Position Description Communications Specialist Position Summary: The Communications Specialist is a full time position, located in the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) Pittsburgh Office. The Communications Specialist reports to the President. Position Activities:  Manage website content and design Manage PEC’s social...

    September 19, 2016
  • Senate Passes Delaware River Basin Conservation Act

    Senate Passes Delaware River Basin Conservation Act

    Press release from the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: Madeline Urbish Date: September 15, 2016 Phone: 609-400-3845 Today, the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act was passed by the U.S. Senate as part of a larger package...

    September 15, 2016
  • Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Now Accepting Reservations

    Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Now Accepting Reservations

    The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University) invite you to attend the...

    September 9, 2016
  • PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”

    PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”

    Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: August 18, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8Video can’t be loaded: “Environmental Focus” Episode 12: Examining Pennsylvania’s Priorities (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8) Pittsburgh – The environmental priorities facing Pennsylvania and state regulators are the subject of discussion in...

    August 18, 2016

Recent PEC Blog Posts


Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Pedal Power: Groups Look to Build on Millions of Dollars That Bike Trails Bring

    Members of environmental groups, nonprofits and state agencies, among others, gathered Tuesday at the Morguen Toole Company bed-and-breakfast in Meyersdale to learn how to support trail development in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society and...

    September 21, 2016Tribune-Democrat
  • Bill Proposes New Path for Updating Pa. Building Codes

    Pennsylvania’s new update to its plan for addressing climate change endorses the seemingly inoffensive idea that the state should adopt current building energy codes — those guides that establish the minimum energy conservation standards that new and renovated homes, and...

    September 20, 2016Power Source
  • Editorial: Work to Expand Pa.’s Hydro Power

    What do Promised Land, Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro, Hickory Run, Beltzville, Nescopeck and Ricketts Glan have in common? These state parks in Monroe County or nearby northeastern Pennsylvania are all potential sources of hydropower. Energy experts say Pennsylvania has great potential to...

    September 1, 2016Pocono Record
  • Bill Would Raise Shale Well Site Bonds

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today ran an important article on the adequacy of bonding for oil and gas operations, prompted by recent legislation (HB2277) that would increase bonding requirements on operators. PEC is quoted at the end of the article, and we’d like...

    August 30, 2016Power Source

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