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  • Environmental Leaders Honored at 2017 WPEA Dinner

    Environmental Leaders Honored at 2017 WPEA Dinner

    Contact: Josh Raulerson Date: May 25, 2017 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: . Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion welcomed friends, colleagues, partners, and supporters to the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards last night at the Westin Hotel and Convention...

    May 25, 2017
  • Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with Reforestation Work

    Luzerne, PA— In celebration of Earth Day 2017, hundreds of northeastern Pennsylvanians gathered today to plant trees at abandoned mine land sites in two state forests. Volunteers planted a total of more than ten thousand seedlings including aspen, white pine,...

    April 22, 2017
  • POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

    POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

    For Immediate Release April 14, 2017   Media contacts: Janet Sweeney or Angela Vitkoski, POWR, 570-718-6507     POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards   Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the...

    April 13, 2017
  • Join the Great American Cleanup This Spring in NEPA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2017   Contact: Palmira Miller, Pennsylvania Environmental Council 570-592-7876   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), in conjunction with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, will be conducting Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Events in your area this spring,...

    April 10, 2017

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Spring Cleaning in Northeastern PA

    Spring Cleaning in Northeastern PA

    PEC’s Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program returned to action this spring, as nearly 200 local volunteers hauled away upwards of 46 tons of waste and debris from sites across northeastern Pennsylvania.   Susquehanna County PEC’s ongoing partnership with the Friends of...

    June 23, 2017By: Palmira Miller
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #44: The Colorado Way

    Pennsylvania Legacies #44: The Colorado Way

    In 2014, Colorado became the first state to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. As Pennsylvania takes similar steps, what can we learn from Colorado’s experience convening diverse stakeholders to create effective and feasible rules? Learn more...

    June 23, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #43: For the Prosecution

    Pennsylvania Legacies #43: For the Prosecution

    From the 2017 Philadelphia Environmental Partnership dinner: conversation with Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery), and keynote remarks from Steve Santarsiero, Chief Deputy for Environmental Protection in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.

    June 16, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Evergreen Conservancy receives award

    The Evergreen Conservancy recently received the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for its work on the Tanoma Passive Abandoned Mine Discharge Remediation Trompe. It was one of 21 organizations in the state representing...

    June 7, 2017Indiana Gazette
  • ​Three Mile Island Closure Portends Nuke Energy Battle In Pa.

    Law360, Philadelphia (June 5, 2017, 4:02 PM EDT) — Clean energy advocates are alarmed that Exelon‘s recently announced plans to shutter its Three Mile Island nuclear plant in 2019 will boost carbon emissions, and the move could provoke a fight...

    June 5, 2017Law360
  • Rosebud Mining receives environmental award for Cambria County project

    Rosebud Mining Co., which owns coal-producing sites in both Cambria and Somerset counties, became a 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award winner for a three-year reclamation project. The project, which began in August, has the Kittanning-based coal company remediating and reclaiming...

    May 24, 2017Somerset Daily American [paywall]

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