Recent Press Releases

  • Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

    Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

    Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Debra Frawley to its staff as a Program Coordinator for Trails and Recreation. Frawley comes to PEC having worked most recently as the Greenways Coordinator for...

    July 11, 2016
  • PEC Explores Abandoned Mines and Wells in June’s “Environmental Focus”

    PEC Explores Abandoned Mines and Wells in June’s “Environmental Focus”

    Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: June 17, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The environmental legacies of Pennsylvania’s industrial past and the challenge of remediation and restoration will be the topic of discussion in the June installment of “Environmental Focus,” the Pennsylvania...

    June 17, 2016
  • 2016 PEC Environment Ride Video: Watch Here

    2016 PEC Environment Ride Video: Watch Here

    In what has now become a summer tradition, PEC hosted the sixth annual Environment Ride from June 3-5. Participants spent the weekend biking through the scenic trails of Southeast Pennsylvania, showcasing the beauty of Doylestown, Bethlehem, and Northern Bucks County...

    June 15, 2016

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Busman’s Holiday

    Busman’s Holiday

    While we work on a wide variety of environmental and conservation issues at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, our largest single area of focus is on trails and outdoor recreation. Why? Because through this work we connect people to natural resources; encourage...

    July 11, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Energy Issues: In and Out of the Pa. Budget

    Pennsylvania’s fiscal year budget package creates a new tax credit for power plants that clean up and burn refuse coal piles; clarifies the state’s oil and gas conservation law and shifts funding for green buildings toward natural gas infrastructure development...

    July 19, 2016Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • State Must Ensure Safe End for Coal

    Construction of several gas-fueled power plants in Northeast Pennsylvania demonstrates the extent to which market conditions have hastened the demise of the coal industry. Gas produced more electricity than coal for the first time in 2015, a trend that is...

    July 19, 2016The Times-Tribune

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