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Developers of Hydro Plants See Role in Pittsburgh Region

December 26, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calls it an “aquatic staircase.” Every dozen miles or so, the water in the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela rivers trips over a dam and falls several feet into a lower channel. The man-made cascades...

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‘Green’ Efforts Could Hit Snag in Pa. Budget

December 17, 2015York Dispatch

A Philadelphia-area state lawmaker is warning a measure included in the proposed budget deal from the Senate could delay implementing Pennsylvania’s Clean Power Plan and would divert money from renewable energy initiatives. The measure, House Bill 1327, would redirect $12 million from...

DEP Accepting Applications for 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence
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DEP Accepting Applications for 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

December 15, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals to apply for the 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. This prestigious award honors those projects that have transformed...

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Germany’s Push for Renewable Energy Studied by Pa.

December 14, 2015Trib Total Media

Lindsay Baxter expected her three-week study of energy issues in Germany to reveal a green and progressive system that far outpaced the fossil fuel-fired grid that the United States is seeking to update. “Germany is so much further ahead of...

Lindsay Baxter Outlines PEC’s Recent Work in Energy and Climate
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Lindsay Baxter Outlines PEC’s Recent Work in Energy and Climate

November 23, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JND-SlhY5ooVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Energy & Climate Program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JND-SlhY5oo) PEC’s work in the energy and climate sector has become particularly relevant in 2015. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing the final rules for the Clean Power...

Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups Discussed in November’s “Environmental Focus”
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Illegal Dumpsite Cleanups Discussed in November’s “Environmental Focus”

November 13, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Nov. 13, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Na8TWyZV8&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 11/15/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Na8TWyZV8&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh – Despite years of progress in recycling and reducing municipal waste, there are still more than 6,500 illegal...

TTF Watershed Volunteers Plant More Than 200 Trees at Community Planting Day
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TTF Watershed Volunteers Plant More Than 200 Trees at Community Planting Day

November 11, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 10, 2015) – On Saturday, 90 volunteers joined the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TFF Watershed) for a Community Planting Day at Ethel Jordan Park along the Jenkintown Creek. Aiming to beautify the area, improve water quality,...

PEC Policy Conference Media Center
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PEC Policy Conference Media Center

October 20, 2015

On Oct. 13, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosted its second annual Environmental Policy Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. The all-day forum focused on the biggest environmental opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania, including legislation, state implementation of...

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Newest Public Utility Commission Member Place Knows Gas, Sheep

October 20, 2015Trib Total Media

If you want to know what Andrew Place is up to at any given hour, take a look at his footwear. The newest member of the state Public Utility Commission has spent years moving among different roles: Greene County sheep...

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Susquehanna Environmental Group Improving Susquehanna Tributary

October 19, 2015Scranton Times-Tribune

HARMONY TWP. — Dana Rockwell peeled back the flaps of a grimy garbage bag left near one of his favorite swimming holes on Starrucca Creek. A disappointed scowl crossed his face as the bag revealed paint cans tossed carelessly in...

DEP Secretary John Quigley Talks Climate Change in Pennsylvania in “Environmental Focus”
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DEP Secretary John Quigley Talks Climate Change in Pennsylvania in “Environmental Focus”

October 16, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: October 16, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Ywny04lDo&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 10/19/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Ywny04lDo&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh – An accelerated rate of warming and the related impacts of climate change in Pennsylvania is the topic...