Recent Press Releases

  • Act 54 4th Five Year Report

    Act 54 4th Five Year Report

    On March 17, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell delivered the following comments to the PA Department of Environmental Protection Citizens Advisory Council on the most recent five year report on the effects of underground coal mining: http://pecpa.org/wp-content/uploads/Act-54-CAC-Testimony.pdf

    March 17, 2015
  • Protecting Pennsylvania’s Watersheds

    Protecting Pennsylvania’s Watersheds

    PEC Senior Program Director-Water Resources Sue Myerov outlines our role in watershed protection throughout the Commonwealth. With Pennsylvania watersheds impaired from the coal mining and extraction uses of previous generations, PEC works with its statewide partners to improve the Commonwealth’s rivers...

    March 6, 2015
  • PEC Advocates for the Nominations of Quigley, Dunn

    Today, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell wrote to Senators Gene Yaw and John Yudichak to issue his support for the nomination of Cindy Adams Dunn for Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and John Quigley...

    February 18, 2015

Recent PEC Blog Posts


Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Upgrades Possible

    There’s not much space to walk or wheel under the rail bridge spanning Railroad Avenue. Pedestrians on their way to or from Lackawanna Avenue find themselves inches from cars whizzing by. “You’ve either got to be fast or real, real...

    March 24, 2015The Times-Tribune
  • Panel Urges Stronger Oversight on State-Controlled Gas Pipelines

    WILKES-BARRE — With hundreds of miles of new natural gas pipelines planned for Northeastern Pennsylvania, stronger oversight is needed for types of lines that fall under state control. That statement was echoed several times by a diverse set of panelists...

    March 20, 2015Citizens Voice
  • Panel Discusses Pipeline Safety Issues at Wilkes University

    WILKES-BARRE — Nearly 60 area residents gathered at Wilkes University’s Stark Learning Center Thursday night for a panel discussion on the gas drilling industry and pipelines proposed for the region. The panelists included Kenneth Klemow, director of the Institute for...

    March 19, 2015Times Leader
  • Advocates Push for Action on Longwall Mining

    HARRISBURG — Environmental and citizens groups called for the Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday to re-evaluate its longwall mining regulations and more fully enforce them to prevent the severest impacts to water resources and buildings that are caused by...

    March 18, 2015Power Source

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