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WPEA Winner Feature: Green Building Alliance – Pittsburgh 2030 District
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WPEA Winner Feature: Green Building Alliance – Pittsburgh 2030 District

May 12, 2016

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s five awardees, along with a local group receiving special recognition. The Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance, Crawford County Riparian Restoration Program,...

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EQT Gets Sustainable Shale Certification

April 18, 2016Trib Total Media

A collaborative effort between shale gas producers and nonprofits aimed at encouraging drilling policies that protect land, air and water has issued certifications to its fourth industry partner. Downtown-based EQT Corp. received the Center for Sustainable Shale Development’s approval after...

Methane Emissions Featured in April’s “Environmental Focus”
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Methane Emissions Featured in April’s “Environmental Focus”

April 14, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: April 14, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXUkuMyDJqc&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 04/17/16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXUkuMyDJqc&feature=youtu.be)   Pittsburgh – Methane emissions, the main component of natural gas and a highly potent greenhouse gas — and...

Pennsylvania Shows EPA the Way on Pending Methane Policy
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Pennsylvania Shows EPA the Way on Pending Methane Policy

March 15, 2016The Hill

*Article by PEC President Davitt Woodwell and Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp. Speaking to a petroleum industry audience in Houston recently, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said, “we can and we must do more to reduce methane emissions...

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Pipeline Strategy Splits Environmentalists

February 29, 2016New Castle News

HARRISBURG – New limits proposed for gas pipelines are whipping up a controversy that reveals rifts among environmentalists critical of the state’s approach to regulating the drilling industry. A 48-member task force created by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf released a...

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Pennsylvania Addresses Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 21, 2016Energy Global

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection have recommended steps for regulatory action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania, the second largest producer of natural gas...