Recent Press Releases

  • Delaware River Watershed Initiative Builds on Conservation Success

    Philadelphia – More than $40 million in new funding announced Wednesday by the William Penn Foundation (WPF) will support the second phase of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). Already among the country’s largest non-governmental conservation efforts to protect and...

    April 4, 2018
  • Five Programs To Receive Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    Pittsburgh – Five environmental programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $25,000 from Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation and effectiveness in making a positive impact on the environment. They are this year’s winners of the...

    March 26, 2018
  • POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2018   POWR announces 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2018 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are...

    January 19, 2018

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #71: Clear for Takeoff

    Pennsylvania Legacies #71: Clear for Takeoff

    Pennsylvania looks for an on-ramp to the EV revolution, and Environmental Defense Fund launches a first-of-its kind initiative to track methane emissions from space. Links: PEC Letter on EV Infrastructure Legislation EDF Announces Satellite Mission to Locate and Measure Methane...

    April 20, 2018By: Josh Raulerson
  • Eye in the Sky

    Eye in the Sky

    Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, packing many times the climate-altering power of carbon dioxide. It’s also the primary component in natural gas, which means the production, processing, and distribution of natural gas is a major source of pollution that...

    April 18, 2018By: Josh Raulerson
  • Busy Week Ahead for Environmental Policy

    Busy Week Ahead for Environmental Policy

    Next week the Pennsylvania Senate and House will be in session, and a number of bills that affect the environment will be under consideration. They include: The Good House Bill 1446 – PEC Supports The House is expected to take...

    April 13, 2018By: John Walliser

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Bill would roll back standards on conventional oil and gas drillers

    A new bill in the state senate seeks to roll back environmental requirements on Pennsylvania’s conventional oil and gas industry, alleviating what its sponsor calls the “unbearable burden” of tougher standards targeted at larger, Marcellus Shale drillers. The measure marks...

    April 12, 2018StateImpact Pennsylvania
  • Community Clean Water Toolbox Launched

    Harrisburg, PA –  About 200 leaders from municipal governments, county conservation districts, agriculture, environmental groups, water companies, and other entities participated today in a meeting hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expand local engagement in Phase 3...

    April 10, 2018DEP Newsroom
  • Laurel Highlands shelter project gets $5,000 grant

    Those trekking the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail who plan to stay in shelters in Somerset County will benefit from a project to restore the 40 three-sided Adirondack shelters along the Ohiopyle-to-Seward path. Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council are providing...

    April 6, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Laurel Highlands shelter restoration project wins environmental award

    A project that restored Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail shelters and a program that provides free technical services for Allegheny County communities dealing with soil contamination are among five entities selected for $5,000 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, according to the Pennsylvania...

    April 2, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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