Category: Energy & Climate

PEC Lauds Action on Hazardous Sites Program

December 12, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – Action in the final days of the General Assembly’s legislative session enables dozens of communities to breathe a little easier knowing that the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund will not be bankrupt in the new year. “This went...

Furloughs Coming for the Hazardous Sites Clean-up Program

December 6, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today expressed concern that, despite some movement in the General Assembly to fund the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund, no final legislation is in place and plans to lay off program staff are continuing. Brian...

PEC urges quick action on climate change legislation

November 8, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today urged the state House and Senate to approve legislation that would require the development of a plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the state – a plan that could build...

PEC Supports Senate Bill 266 & House Bill 110

October 22, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council supports companion legislation – Senate Bill 266 (sponsored by Senator Erickson) and House Bill 110 (sponsored by Representative Vitali) – due for consideration in the Senate and House this week. We urge you...

Legislature needs broad focus to address global warming

October 15, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – Biofuel development and energy costs are certainly vital issues for Pennsylvania, but the state needs a much broader focus to do its part and seize the economic opportunities in addressing global warming, the head of the Pennsylvania...

Earth Sciences Week presentation at UPJ

October 10, 2007

Johnstown, Pa. – Brian Hill, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), will discuss how global warming could impact Pennsylvania and what Pennsylvania should be doing to address climate change Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m., in room 138...

Less Auto-Dependent Development Is Key to Mitigating Climate Change

September 20, 2007

Pennsylvania needs a more aggressive approach to global warming based on a new report that shows an alarming increase in how many miles the average person is driving, according to Brian Hill, President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Sprawling development...