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Nominations Open for Governor’s Awards

December 6, 2016By: Josh Raulerson

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. The awards, presented each year to highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth, are the highest statewide honor...

Busy Fall For Dumpsite Cleanups in NEPA

Busy Fall For Dumpsite Cleanups in NEPA

November 30, 2016By: Josh Raulerson

Workers and volunteers removed dozens of discarded tires and nearly 16 tons of other waste from five illegal dumpsites in northeastern Pennsylvania this fall, under PEC’s Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Event Program. The sites were among 13 evaluated for cleanup...

PEC Urges Governor Wolf to Veto SB 562

October 28, 2016By: John Walliser

Today PEC, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, urged Governor Wolf to veto Senate Bill 562. This legislation prohibits information from being published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, and would allow a majority...

Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development

Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development

October 25, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

In the latest Environmental Focus, we examine efforts to advance leading practices and safeguards for unconventional shale gas development. Interviewed are Susan LeGros, President and Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, and Davitt Woodwell, President of the...