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: [email protected]

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today announced its second annual environmental policy conference, which will be held on Oct. 13, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa.

The all-day forum will be focused on the biggest environmental opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania, including state implementation of the soon-to-be-announced Federal Clean Power Plan, achieving 2017 pollution reduction goals for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and the implementation of community stormwater management programs.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary John Quigley will provide the keynote address for the conference.

“The next two to three years are going to rewrite Pennsylvania’s approach to dealing with climate change and water resource protection,” said President and CEO Davitt Woodwell. “As with last year, our aim for the conference is to have an open dialog from key players to get a sense of where our state can go, and what we can accomplish. It’s time to move forward on these issues.”

Last year’s event also featured all four Chairs of the Senate and House Environmental Resources & Energy Committees from the General Assembly. They have been invited to participate again this year.

More information about the conference will be posted at

About the Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Founded in 1970, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council is the leading environmental organization in the state, and was instrumental in the passage of nearly every major piece of legislation and regulatory initiative affecting clean air, clean water, land use and conservation, hazardous materials, and other major public policy actions since that time. Today, the organization is heavily engaged in a number of critical initiatives surrounding the development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, trail and green space development, green energy and climate change programs, water quality, and watershed protection projects.

PEC serves the entire state with programs and staff spanning the Commonwealth. For more information, visit