PEC Blog

Standing Up for the Delaware River Basin

Standing Up for the Delaware River Basin

November 7, 2018By: Susan Myerov

An important part of PEC’s mission is working with community and watershed groups to strengthen connections to their riverfronts, identify and implement strategies to enhance water quality, and protect and restore waterways. Often this means helping to forge regional trail...

Pennsylvania Legacies #85

Pennsylvania Legacies #85

November 2, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are both on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ list of 20 American cities being recognized for leading the way on climate action, each receiving up to $2.5 million to accelerate existing sustainability work. We talk with the director of Philly’s...

Pennsylvania Legacies #84

Pennsylvania Legacies #84

October 19, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Cambria County’s business, government, and nonprofit sectors are teaming up with citizens to reinvent the historically flood-ravaged city of Johnstown. We explore Johnstown’s evolution through the work of the Vision 2025 initiative and the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape.

Pennsylvania Legacies #83

Pennsylvania Legacies #83

October 5, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

An update on the expired – but not yet extinguished – Land and Water Conservation Fund, and a visit to the 2018 Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition Summit in Morgantown, WV. Links: Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund Industrial Heartland...

LWCF: The Clock Is Still Ticking

LWCF: The Clock Is Still Ticking

October 2, 2018By: John Walliser

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expired on September 30th, despite widespread bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. That means one of the most successful conservation and recreation programs in our nation’s history now sits idle, unable...

Step Onto the Virtual Well Pad

Step Onto the Virtual Well Pad

September 28, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania has an opportunity to substantially lower emissions of methane from our natural gas industry, the nation’s second-largest, simply by requiring better monitoring and quicker response to leaks on well pads. Finding and fixing these leaks will mean significantly reducing...

Guardians of History

Guardians of History

September 27, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

For more than a century, freight trains traversing the Redbank Valley passed through the Climax Tunnel. But when the railroad left, the tunnel fell into disrepair. Now, after an extensive restoration project, the Climax Tunnel is open to bike and...

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LWCF: Creating Opportunity

September 27, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

The Land and Water Conservation Fund supports Pennsylvania’s thriving outdoor recreation industry, employing Pennsylvanians and generating wealth for communities. Failing to reauthorize LWCF would be a serious blow to our economy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY_BbFj6RK0&t=13s&list=PLMpHW-KP8hDEiCr4yFoR7XqXWeA3rWl2O&index=4Video can’t be loaded: #SaveLWCF: Creating Opportunity (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY_BbFj6RK0&t=13s&list=PLMpHW-KP8hDEiCr4yFoR7XqXWeA3rWl2O&index=4)

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LWCF: Healthier Communities

September 25, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

The Land and Water Conservation Fund makes Pennsylvania communities happier, healthier places to live by supporting development of parks, playgrounds, and greenspace. But without congressional reauthorization, that support could disappear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDFdyNxgGP8&t=52s&list=PLMpHW-KP8hDEiCr4yFoR7XqXWeA3rWl2O&index=3Video can’t be loaded: #SaveLWCF: Healthier Communities (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDFdyNxgGP8&t=52s&list=PLMpHW-KP8hDEiCr4yFoR7XqXWeA3rWl2O&index=3)  

Pennsylvania Legacies #82

Pennsylvania Legacies #82

September 21, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

As time runs out for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, we hit the road to discover how LWCF funding has enhanced parks and public lands across the Commonwealth — and why it’s so urgently important for Congress to...