Recent Press Releases

  • 2017 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

    Contact: Janet Sweeney (570) 718‐6507 Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through October 28, 2016 and then selected nominations will be voted on by the...

    October 4, 2016
  • 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

Recent PEC Blog Posts

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Environmentalists slowly winning war against illegal dumping

    Environmentalists and their allies are slowly winning the campaign to eliminate illegal dump sites in Luzerne County. “The situation has improved,’’ said Janet Sweeney, vice president of the nonprofit Pennsylvania Environmental Council. “People seem to be more conscious of the...

    October 10, 2016The Citizens Voice
  • 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

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