Recent Press Releases

  • Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Announce Awards Dinner

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2017   Contact: Angela Vitkoski Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: avitkoski@pecpa.org    27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental...

    August 17, 2017
  • Pocono Mini-Grants Announced

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2017 Contact: Janet Sweeney, Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: jsweeney@pecpa.org   Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Announces 2017 Mini-Grantees   The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), Under the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape, and with funding provided by...

    August 9, 2017
  • 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: lbaxter@pecpa.org   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: jraulerson@pecpa.org . 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

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #50: In Harm’s Way

    Pennsylvania Legacies #50: In Harm’s Way

    At least one major federal government entity is still paying attention to the threat of climate change: the military. A retired naval officer explains why, in a talk given at PEC’s 2017 deep decarbonization conference. (Learn more at pec-climate.org) In...

    August 18, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #48: Unprecedented

    Pennsylvania Legacies #48: Unprecedented

      A deal struck as part of the state budget process could hamstring the Department of Environmental Protection and put permitting decisions in the hands of unqualified private actors. One former DEP chief warns these amendments would set a disastrous...

    August 4, 2017By: Josh Raulerson
  • Water Trails Mini-Grants Announced

    Water Trails Mini-Grants Announced

    When the Pennsylvania Water Trails Partnership released its Strategic Plan for the Water Trails Program in 2016, it recommended the development of new funding opportunities for water trail managers across the State. To that end, PEC worked closely with DCNR,...

    August 3, 2017By: Lizzie Hessek

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Op-ed: A disaster in the making

    BY DAVID HESS AND DAVITT WOODWELL AUGUST 11, 2017 10:28 PM   The chaotic state budget process is again moving in fits and starts in Harrisburg. And, again, the public is left to wonder how our environment will bear the...

    August 12, 2017Centre Daily Times
  • Montgomery County receives donation for trailhead signage

    Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Gale, left, Val Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence Jr. accept a $2,337.80 check from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council to begin a fund for trailhead signage on the Schuylkill River Trail. PEC previously funded the design, materials, fabrication...

    August 10, 2017The Colonial
  • Eddystone pushes completion of Circuit Trails by 2025

    EDDYSTONE >> Council approved a resolution at its July meeting endorsing the completion of the 180 miles of Circuit Trails by 2025 in order to achieve the goal of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to complete the 500 miles...

    August 10, 2017Delco News Network-Town Talk

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