Recent Press Releases

  • On Transition in Harrisburg

    Davitt Woodwell President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Last Tuesday brought to an end the 2014 election cycle. In Pennsylvania, the biggest winner is Governor-Elect Tom Wolf. With his win, Wolf now enters the vague time of “transition,” that period of a...

    November 10, 2014
  • Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner

    The 24th annual Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner was held Thursday at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The event honored several dedicated groups and individuals who displayed considerable devotion, leadership, and partnership in the environmental arena...

    October 9, 2014
  • 24th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment

    Please join us for the “24th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Announce Dinner Speaker, Master of Ceremonies and Award Recipients The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania...

    October 8, 2014
  • PEC Environmental Policy Conference Broadcast on PCN

    PEC’s Environmental Policy Conference, held today in Harrisburg, will be broadcast on PCN (cable and internet broadcast) this Friday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. EST. PEC will be making this an annual event.

    September 17, 2014

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Shoe collection will help other nations

    With four children, ages 10 to 16, Kellie Conti Havey had a ton of shoes and sneakers in worn-down condition that were cluttering the household closets. About 40 pairs to be exact. An avid recycler, the Alden woman hated to...

    December 1, 2014The Times Leader
  • DEP Hopes New Drilling Rules Will Help Find, Cap Abandoned Wells

    State environmental regulators hope new oil and gas drilling rules aimed at modern shale drilling will help them find and cap more of the 200,000 old and abandoned wells that dot the countryside. The proposed regulations for drilling, which Act...

    September 25, 2014Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • PEC’s John Walliser reappointed to DEP Citizens Advisory Council

    On Monday, Gov. Corbett reappointed John Walliser, Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs with the PA Environmental Council and Donald Welsh, former EPA Region III Administrator to the DEP Citizens Advisory Council. John Walliser guides legal and policy efforts...

    August 12,
  • Shallow Drillers Might Get a Break in PA

    State lawmakers are considering legislation that would direct regulators to establish separate rules for drillers tapping oil and gas in shallower wells above the more popular Marcellus shale. Language in bills, which would differentiate conventional wells from those drilled in...

    July 2, 2014Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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