Recent Press Releases

  • Nominations Open for 2016 “River of the Year”

    Nominations Open for 2016 “River of the Year”

    Contact: Janet Sweeney Date: Sept. 25, 2015 Phone: (570) 718-6507 Email: Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year.” The nomination period is open through Oct. 23, 2015 and...

    September 25, 2015
  • PEC Announces Marla Meyer Papernick as Program Manager

    PEC Announces Marla Meyer Papernick as Program Manager

    Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: September 24, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a leading statewide environmental advocacy organization, has hired Marla Meyer Papernick as a Program Manager. Based in PEC’s Pittsburgh office, Papernick...

    September 24, 2015

Recent PEC Blog Posts

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Safer Streets Require Funding

    LAST MONTH, Councilwoman Cindy Bass put out a statement highlighting the traffic violence faced by the people in her district. Three of the 10 most dangerous intersections for crashes in the city – Broad and Olney, Chelten and Wayne Avenues,...

    October 6,
  • Steps taken to move forward on 29-mile Allegheny River trail

    The nonprofit Friends of the Riverfront has begun working with a consultant and Norfolk Southern Railroad to thread a 29-mile bike and pedestrian trail along the Allegheny River from Millvale to Schenley. About half of the 29-mile path through 17...

    September 22, 2015Trib Live
  • Shale Gas Violations Down as DEP Steps up Inspections

    Pennsylvania oil and gas producers pinched by the lowest prices in years are not catching any breaks from state regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s oil and gas office conducted 1,700 more inspections during the first seven months of the...

    August 31, 2015Trib Total Media
  • Davitt Woodwell Guest Column: Clean Power Plan’s trade-offs

    An Aug. 4 article in The Times-Tribune, “Pennsylvania officials respond to plan to lower emissions from power plants,” highlighted a number of the opportunities and challenges facing the state as the Department of Environmental Protection works to implement the requirements...

    August 25, 2015Scranton Times-Tribune

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