Recent Press Releases

  • Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable?

    Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable?

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2018   Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email:   Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable? PEC Offers Testimony In Joint Legislative Hearing   Harrisburg — Testifying before the General Assembly’s...

    June 19, 2018
  • DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event

    DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 Contact: Patrick Starr, Executive VP Phone: 215-545-4570 Email:   DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner Honors Sustainability Leaders     Philadelphia — Guests at the 48th annual Philadelphia...

    June 18, 2018
  • Calling all Watershed Group Leaders

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2018   Contact:  Susan Myerov, AICP Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) Tel: 267.479.6102 Email:   Calling all Watershed Group Leaders South-Central PA Region Watershed Workshop Announced for June 20   Carlisle, PA – Clean and abundant...

    June 15, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Takes Important Step Forward on Methane

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2018   Contact: Josh Raulerson – 412.481.9400 /   Pennsylvania Takes Important Step Forward on Methane Pennsylvania joins other states in addressing air emissions from natural gas operations   (PITTSBURGH, PA – June 7, 2018)....

    June 7, 2018

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #79: Trash Talk

    Pennsylvania Legacies #79: Trash Talk

    Pennsylvania’s first-in-the-nation recycling law is 30 years old this summer. Act 101 helped launch a multibillion-dollar industry and trained a generation of Pennsylvanians to drop their bottles and cans in the blue bin. But changing market conditions and consumer behaviors...

    August 10, 2018By: Josh Raulerson
  • Work With Us

    Work With Us

    PEC and our affiliate organization, the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is looking for a watershed professional to promote and advocate for improved water quality across the Commonwealth in partnership with local watershed associations. See the complete job...

    August 8, 2018By: Josh Raulerson
  • Trolleys to Trails

    Trolleys to Trails

    In 1912, the Lehigh Valley Transit Company’s Liberty Bell trolley connected Norristown and Philadelphia with Allentown. By the 1950s, passengers catching the Liberty Bell in Allentown could reach Norristown in two hours after rolling (sometimes at 80 miles per hour)...

    August 8, 2018By: Lizzie Hessek

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Demonstration rain barrel housed at Harveys Lake Borough police station

    HARVEYS LAKE — The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program in Northeast Pennsylvania unveiled a demonstration rain barrel at the Harveys Lake Borough Police Station July 22. There was a presentation of the Master Watershed Steward program and the...

    July 25, 2018The Dallas Post
  • 100 tires and counting

    DINGMANS FERRY — As they have every year for the past 29 years, Kittatinny Canoes spent Wednesday morning gearing up 50 canoes for volunteers to use while cleaning up the Delaware River. The 29th annual On and Under the Delaware...

    July 20, 2018Pocono Record
  • Delaware River cleanup improves water quality

    DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. — Nearly three decades of cleaning up the Delaware River between Barryville, N.Y., and the Delaware Water Gap has resulted in an unprecedented level of cleanliness in the water. That was the message participants in the 29th...

    July 19, 2018New Jersey Herald

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