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Study Connects Emission Cuts to Reduction of Early Deaths

May 6, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new study finds that the Obama administration’s controversial plan to cut climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants could also reduce the number of premature deaths in the U.S. by about 3,500 a year, including 330 in Pennsylvania....

PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN
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PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN

April 30, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: April 30, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHuzqDDQmBw&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Environmental Focus 05/03/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHuzqDDQmBw&feature=youtu.be)   Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, announced that it will produce a monthly,...

Governor’s Awards Honor 15 Pennsylvania Organizations at Annual PEC Dinner
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Governor’s Awards Honor 15 Pennsylvania Organizations at Annual PEC Dinner

April 29, 2015

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council hosted its annual Harrisburg dinner last night (April 28), honoring the 15 winners of this year’s Governors Awards for Environmental Excellence at the Harrisburg Hilton. Headlined by program emcee Janelle Stelson of WGAL, Channel 8, along...

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Planned DEP Rules Don’t Satisfy Gas Industry, Environmentalists

April 29, 2015Trib Total Media

Tighter environmental rules proposed by state regulators would hurt Pennsylvania’s oil and gas producers, industry officials said Wednesday. Environmentalists argue the proposed rules don’t go far enough. More than 100 people gathered at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington for...

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Panel Urges Stronger Oversight on State-Controlled Gas Pipelines

March 20, 2015Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — With hundreds of miles of new natural gas pipelines planned for Northeastern Pennsylvania, stronger oversight is needed for types of lines that fall under state control. That statement was echoed several times by a diverse set of panelists...

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Panel Discusses Pipeline Safety Issues at Wilkes University

March 19, 2015Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — Nearly 60 area residents gathered at Wilkes University’s Stark Learning Center Thursday night for a panel discussion on the gas drilling industry and pipelines proposed for the region. The panelists included Kenneth Klemow, director of the Institute for...

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Advocates Push for Action on Longwall Mining

March 18, 2015Power Source

HARRISBURG — Environmental and citizens groups called for the Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday to re-evaluate its longwall mining regulations and more fully enforce them to prevent the severest impacts to water resources and buildings that are caused by...

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Shell Certified as Environmentally Conscious Driller

March 18, 2015Trib Total Media

A partnership between environmentalists and shale gas producers awarded its second certification to an energy company for meeting the group’s voluntary standards for environmentally conscious drilling in Appalachia, signaling progress in an effort some critics complained was slow to develop....

Act 54 4th Five Year Report
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Act 54 4th Five Year Report

March 17, 2015

On March 17, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell delivered the following comments to the PA Department of Environmental Protection Citizens Advisory Council on the most recent five year report on the effects of underground coal mining: https://pecpa.org/wp-content/uploads/Act-54-CAC-Testimony.pdf

Patrick Starr Discusses PEC’s work on 900 AM WURD’s “The Green Hour”
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Patrick Starr Discusses PEC’s work on 900 AM WURD’s “The Green Hour”

March 11, 2015

Earlier this month, PEC Executive Vice President for Programs Statewide Patrick Starr was a guest on 900 AM WURD’s “The Green Hour” segment. Along with host Jerome Shabazz, Starr outlined PEC’s initiatives in energy and climate, trail work, improving Pennsylvania’s...

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DEP Announces Voting, Ad Hoc Members Of Oil And Gas Technical Advisory Board

March 11, 2015NorthCentralPA.com

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced the members of the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board. TAB’s mission is to increase transparency and communication about regulating the unconventional (Marcellus, Utica Shale) oil and gas drilling industry.TAB is authorized under...