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Pennsylvania Legacies #132

Pennsylvania Legacies #132

October 9, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Celebrating ten years of the PEC Environment Ride in conversation with members of the 2020 team. Pennsylvania Environmental Council · Reasons to Ride Links: PEC Environment Ride Donations Ambler Environmental Advisory Council GEI Consultants

September Brings Progress on PA Trail Projects

September Brings Progress on PA Trail Projects

October 2, 2020By: Lily Jones

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania has seen a sustained increase in trail traffic across the state — a trend that will likely continue into the fall, underscoring the importance of maintaining safe and accessible trails. The past...

Pennsylvania Legacies #131

Pennsylvania Legacies #131

September 25, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

For the better part of a century, the Hazelwood neighborhood was one of Pittsburgh’s most important industrial centers. That all changed with the 1997 closure of the LTV steel plant on the site now known as Hazelwood Green. Now, as...

PEC’s Pennsylvania

PEC’s Pennsylvania

September 23, 2020By: Lily Jones

In celebration of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s 50th anniversary, we are pleased to share the following photo essay, prepared especially for the occasion, portraying the special places and landscapes at the heart of PEC’s work. Find more stories, sounds, and...

UPDATED: Hazelwood Riverfront Master Planning Moves Forward

UPDATED: Hazelwood Riverfront Master Planning Moves Forward

September 14, 2020By: Lily Jones

Updated December 18: The Hazelwood Green Riverfront team has released a report on their community collaboration events from this fall, including the October community workshops, online survey, stakeholder interviews, and meetings with community orgs. Read the report here. Visit https://www.hazelwoodgreen.com/riverfront...

Pennsylvania Legacies #130

Pennsylvania Legacies #130

September 11, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

A reckoning over RGGI, outdoor recreation and COVID, bipartisan love for community solar, and clearing a path for E-bikes: Legal & Government Affairs VP John Walliser reviews the PEC policy agenda heading into what promises to be an eventful fall...

Public Lands Rides: Laurel Ridge Keeps You on Your Toes

Public Lands Rides: Laurel Ridge Keeps You on Your Toes

August 31, 2020By: Chris Corbran

The 2020 Pennsylvania Environmental Council Public Lands Ride seeks to showcase state parks and forests across the greater central region of the state. Throughout the month of September, cyclists are encouraged to ride as many of the suggested routes as...

Pennsylvania Legacies #129

Pennsylvania Legacies #129

August 28, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

The 2020 PEC Public Lands Ride showcases some of the best trail-riding in the state, and this year’s ride features an expanded lineup of routes in state parks and forests. Organizers Helena Kotala and Frank Maguire explain how they overhauled...

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage in Pennsylvania: A Story Map

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage in Pennsylvania: A Story Map

August 21, 2020By: Megan Taylor

Energy production is essential to Pennsylvania’s economy. However, Pennsylvania also emits a significant amount of greenhouse gases annually, and the vast majority of these emissions are related to energy production or consumption. In 2017, production and consumption of energy accounted...