Recent Press Releases

  • Apply Now For Urban Stormwater Projects In Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the Aug. 8 PA Bulletin it is now accepting applications for the construction of urban stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) to reduce the discharge of nutrients and sediments delivered to local waters...

    August 7, 2015
  • DEP Secretary John Quigley Featured on August Edition of “Environmental Focus”

    DEP Secretary John Quigley Featured on August Edition of “Environmental Focus”

    Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: August 7, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The newly formed Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce was the topic of discussion on the August edition of “Environmental Focus,” the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) monthly half-hour television...

    August 7, 2015
  • PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference

    PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference

    Contacts: Davitt Woodwell, President and CEO John Walliser, Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs Date: June 23, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: jwalliser@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today announced its second annual environmental policy conference, which will...

    July 24, 2015

Recent PEC Blog Posts


Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Shale Gas Violations Down as DEP Steps up Inspections

    Pennsylvania oil and gas producers pinched by the lowest prices in years are not catching any breaks from state regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s oil and gas office conducted 1,700 more inspections during the first seven months of the...

    August 31, 2015Trib Total Media
  • Davitt Woodwell Guest Column: Clean Power Plan’s trade-offs

    An Aug. 4 article in The Times-Tribune, “Pennsylvania officials respond to plan to lower emissions from power plants,” highlighted a number of the opportunities and challenges facing the state as the Department of Environmental Protection works to implement the requirements...

    August 25, 2015Scranton Times-Tribune
  • EPA Unveils Tougher Emissions Rules for Shale Sites

    On one thing, the federal government, industry and environmental activists agree: Technologies already in use are driving down methane emissions from oil and gas operations. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency wants new regulations to broaden their use. It’s also...

    August 21, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Newsmaker: Lindsay Baxter

    Noteworthy: One of two Americans to receive this year’s McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Policy through the American Council on Germany, which will allow her to spend three weeks in four German cities studying energy policies and integration. Age: 32 Residence:...

    August 10, 2015Trib Total Media

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