Recent Press Releases

  • New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania

    New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2017 Contact: Lindsay Baxter, Energy and Climate Program Manager Phone: 412-481-9400 Email:   New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania  Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today released a white paper, Achieving...

    June 29, 2017
  • 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

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Much Ado About Not Much

    The General Assembly has left Harrisburg, two days after Governor Wolf allowed a General Fund budget bill to become law without his signature. While there is apparent agreement on how much money will be allocated for state programs over the...

    July 12, 2017By: John Walliser
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #45: Water Fight

    Pennsylvania Legacies #45: Water Fight

    Drinking water from the Delaware River is shared by Pennsylvania and three other states according to an elaborate, decades-old formula. For years, an agreement among the parties has allowed for some variability in that formula for the sake of maintaining...

    June 30, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Organizers announce name, path of Blawnox trail

    Organizers of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to be opened in Blawnox next month have announced the name and a dedicated course. Dubbed the Allegheny Valley Trail, the section will primarily use Pine Street to make its way through Blawnox....

    July 5, 2017Trib Live
  • Bill to give legislature extra regulatory power moves forward in Pa.

    A bill progressing through the legislature would curtail some of the governor’s power to issue regulations. The measure is controversial — particularly among environmental groups. It would require the governor get approval from the legislature on any resolution that costs...

    June 30, 2017Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Pa. Senate passes bill to give Legislature power to kill costly regulations

    State regulations expected to cost businesses and governments more than $1 million annually would need to get the General Assembly’s endorsement before they could take effect, under a bill the Pennsylvania Senate passed on Tuesday. Senate Bill 561 would revise...

    June 30, 2017Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • 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

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