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REGULATION: Pa. Gov.-Elect Looks for Reductions of Methane in Marcellus Shale

January 8, 2015E&E Publishing

Mike Lee, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, January 8, 2015 Pennsylvania’s incoming governor will explore ways to reduce methane emissions from natural gas production, a key goal of environmentalists who want to reduce the health impacts of the energy industry. Tom...

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The Promise of Pennsylvania

January 6, 2015

Pennsylvania Environmental Council President Davitt Woodwell discusses the environmental challenges and opportunities in the Keystone State. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3gO0M4YsuQVideo can’t be loaded: The Promise of Pennsylvania (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3gO0M4YsuQ)

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Shoe collection will help other nations

December 1, 2014The Times Leader

With four children, ages 10 to 16, Kellie Conti Havey had a ton of shoes and sneakers in worn-down condition that were cluttering the household closets. About 40 pairs to be exact. An avid recycler, the Alden woman hated to...

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On Transition in Harrisburg

November 10, 2014

Davitt Woodwell President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Last Tuesday brought to an end the 2014 election cycle. In Pennsylvania, the biggest winner is Governor-Elect Tom Wolf. With his win, Wolf now enters the vague time of “transition,” that period of a...

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Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner

October 9, 2014

The 24th annual Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner was held Thursday at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The event honored several dedicated groups and individuals who displayed considerable devotion, leadership, and partnership in the environmental arena...

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DEP Hopes New Drilling Rules Will Help Find, Cap Abandoned Wells

September 25, 2014Trib Total Media

State environmental regulators hope new oil and gas drilling rules aimed at modern shale drilling will help them find and cap more of the 200,000 old and abandoned wells that dot the countryside. The proposed regulations for drilling, which Act...

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PEC Environmental Policy Conference Broadcast on PCN

September 17, 2014

PEC’s Environmental Policy Conference, held today in Harrisburg, will be broadcast on PCN (cable and internet broadcast) this Friday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. EST. PEC will be making this an annual event.

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PEC’s John Walliser reappointed to DEP Citizens Advisory Council

August 12, 2014NorthCentralPa.com

On Monday, Gov. Corbett reappointed John Walliser, Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs with the PA Environmental Council and Donald Welsh, former EPA Region III Administrator to the DEP Citizens Advisory Council. John Walliser guides legal and policy efforts...

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Shallow Drillers Might Get a Break in PA

July 2, 2014Trib Total Media

State lawmakers are considering legislation that would direct regulators to establish separate rules for drillers tapping oil and gas in shallower wells above the more popular Marcellus shale. Language in bills, which would differentiate conventional wells from those drilled in...

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PEC Urges House to Eliminate Differing Standards for Conventional Well Development

July 2, 2014NorthcentralPA.com

The PA Environmental Council Wednesday sent a letter to each member of the House urging them to eliminate language in the Fiscal Code bill– House Bill 278 (Baker-R-Tioga)– that would set different operational and environmental standards for regulating Pennsylvania’s hundreds...

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PA Drilling Change Advances as Part of New Budget

July 1, 2014Law360

The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday approved plans to separate regulations for conventional and unconventional gas and oil wells after the measure was folded into the fiscal code, a key companion to the state’s budget. While House and Senate committees have...

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Bill to Split Conventional, Shale Well Rules Added to State Budget

July 1, 2014Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A proposal to split apart regulations for the traditional and shale gas drilling industries has been inserted into amendments to the fiscal code, a crucial companion bill to the state budget that lawmakers are rushing to finish. Legislation to create...