Recent Press Releases

  • PEC Advocates for the Nominations of Quigley, Dunn

    Today, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell wrote to Senators Gene Yaw and John Yudichak to issue his support for the nomination of Cindy Adams Dunn for Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and John Quigley...

    February 18, 2015
  • Trail Development in Pennsylvania

    Trail Development in Pennsylvania

    PEC Executive Vice President for Programs Statewide Patrick Starr discusses PEC’s work in the development of trails and trail networks throughout Pennsylvania. From the East Coast Greenway, Delaware River Trail, and the Circuit in southeastern Pennsylvania to the Great Allegheny Passage...

    February 17, 2015
  • PEC Announces Hiring of Ron Slavonic as Controller

    For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Feb. 13, 2015 Phone: 412-481-9400 The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Slavonic as the organization’s Controller. Coming to PEC with an established career devoted to mission-driven organizations...

    February 13, 2015
  • DEP Seeks Nominations for Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary John Quigley has invited individuals and organizations throughout the Commonwealth to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions,...

    January 30, 2015

Recent PEC Blog Posts


Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Pa. Environmental Rules Rewrite on Shaky Track to 2016 Deadline

    New faces in the governor’s office, changes in the makeup of two advisory boards and a series of delayed meetings will not derail Pennsylvania’s largest rewrite of environmental rules for gas and oil drilling since the shale era began, the...

    February 22, 2015Trib Total Media
  • Pa. DEP Starts Second Advisory Board For Conventional Gas, Oil Drilling

    Pa. DEP Starts Second Advisory Board For Conventional Gas, Oil Drilling

    A new advisory board focusing on the conventional oil and gas producers often overlooked in the surge of shale gas drilling will examine how best to regulate the legacy wells in Pennsylvania. The state Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday...

    February 17, 2015Trib Total Media
  • Planners Want Towpath to Link Into 1,600-Mile, Five-State Trail System

    Imagine the beloved Towpath Trail hopped up on steroids. That’s one way to describe a brash, over-the-top vision that trail advocates are pushing in Ohio and four other states to boost economic development. The envisioned interconnected trail system would cover...

    February 14, 2015Akron Beacon Journal

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