Recent Press Releases

  • DEP Seeks Nominations for Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary John Quigley has invited individuals and organizations throughout the Commonwealth to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions,...

    January 30, 2015
  • PEC Announces Addition of Frank Maguire to Staff

    For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Jan. 30, 2015 Phone: 412-481-9400 The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to introduce Frank Maguire as its Land and Water Trails Specialist. Based out of the western office—but working all across the...

    January 30, 2015
  • PEC Applauds Governor Wolf on Signing of State Lands Leasing Moratorium

    PEC Applauds Governor Wolf on Signing of State Lands Leasing Moratorium

    For Immediate Release Contact: John Walliser Phone: 412-481-9400 Jan. 29, 2015 The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today applauded Governor Wolf on re-establishing a moratorium on leasing of State Forest and Park lands for natural gas development. “PEC commends Governor Wolf...

    January 29, 2015
  • PEC Announces Hiring of Palmira Miller as Program Coordinator

    The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce Palmira Miller as its newest staff member. Miller joins PEC as a part of its Northeast Regional office as a Program Coordinator where she will focus primarily on implementing a Community...

    January 23, 2015

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Inauguration Day

    Media outlets in Pennsylvania have picked-up on proposed “disruptions” of Tom Wolf’s inauguration next week in order to promote a ban on “fracking.” Clearly, protesters have every right to do so within the bounds of the law. But it begs...

    January 16, 2015By: Davitt Woodwell
  • Pennsylvania Must Still Act on Methane

    This morning (Jan. 14) the White House announced an ambitious and welcome goal of reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry 45 percent by 2025. Methane emissions are a considerable threat to climate change, posing over 80 times...

    January 14, 2015By: John Walliser

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