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Pennsylvania Studying Feasibility of Three Hydro Projects at State Parks

August 10, 2016HydroWorld.com

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council received a $20,000 grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund to complete feasibility assessments for three potential hydro projects in state parks in western Pennsylvania. Two of the projects would integrate hydroelectric generation equipment...

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Energy Issues: In and Out of the Pa. Budget

July 19, 2016Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania’s fiscal year budget package creates a new tax credit for power plants that clean up and burn refuse coal piles; clarifies the state’s oil and gas conservation law and shifts funding for green buildings toward natural gas infrastructure development...

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State Must Ensure Safe End for Coal

July 19, 2016The Times-Tribune

Construction of several gas-fueled power plants in Northeast Pennsylvania demonstrates the extent to which market conditions have hastened the demise of the coal industry. Gas produced more electricity than coal for the first time in 2015, a trend that is...

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Pa. Regulators, Coal Industry Say Money Secure for Mine Cleanup

July 9, 2016Trib Total Media

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden has spent more than a decade cleaning up the damage from a half-century of coal mining. “I’m sure there were times that people thought, ‘Let’s forget this site and find a pristine location somewhere else,’ ”...

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PEC Comments on Potential Large User Opt-Out From Energy Efficiency Mandates

July 3, 2016Philly.com

Pa. Industrial Power Users Push for Relief From Conservation Mandates Pennsylvania’s large industrial power users are quietly lobbying for an exemption from state energy-efficiency mandates that would save them millions of dollars they now pay to utility-administered conservation plans. The...

PEC Explores Abandoned Mines and Wells in June’s “Environmental Focus”
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PEC Explores Abandoned Mines and Wells in June’s “Environmental Focus”

June 17, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: June 17, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K77YaCBq_Qc&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 06/19/16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K77YaCBq_Qc&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh – The environmental legacies of Pennsylvania’s industrial past and the challenge of remediation and restoration will be the topic of discussion...

Shale Gas Drilling Rules Near Passage in Pa. Legislature
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Shale Gas Drilling Rules Near Passage in Pa. Legislature

June 8, 2016Trib Total Media

Pennsylvania House Republicans and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf are working to end years of debate over an update of environmental rules for oil and gas drilling that two regulatory boards approved this spring. Lawmakers are poised to allow a batch...