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Pennsylvania Legacies #136

Pennsylvania Legacies #136

January 15, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

Which of five finalists will be Pennsylvania’s River of the Year for 2021? With less than a week remaining to vote, nominating watershed groups make their final pitch for your vote. Pennsylvania Environmental Council · Watershed Showdown Links VOTE HERE...

The Next 50: Pennsylvania’s Evolving Legacy

The Next 50: Pennsylvania’s Evolving Legacy

January 7, 2021By: Nathan Boon

Over the last year, we’ve celebrated PEC’s 50th anniversary by looking back at our history and impact on Pennsylvania’s environment. As we enter a new year, that legacy will help guide us and serve as a reminder of the many...

Public Comment Overwhelmingly Supports RGGI Proposal

Public Comment Overwhelmingly Supports RGGI Proposal

December 23, 2020By: Lily Jones

In September, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) voted to advance to public comment a proposed rulemaking for Pennsylvania to link to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based collaboration between Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states committed to reducing greenhouse gas...

Pennsylvania Legacies #135

Pennsylvania Legacies #135

December 21, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

On its 100th anniversary, a new book explores the chain of unlikely historical events that gave us Presque Isle State Park. Authors David Frew and Jerry Skrypzak discuss the book, the Isle, and their hometown of Erie, PA. Pennsylvania Environmental...

The Next 50: The Only Constant Is Change

The Next 50: The Only Constant Is Change

December 9, 2020By: Aurora Sharrard

Over the last year, we’ve celebrated PEC’s 50th anniversary by looking back at our history and impact on Pennsylvania’s environment. But as we look toward year 51 and beyond, there is plenty more work to be done. You can find...

2020 Virtual Dinners

2020 Virtual Dinners

December 3, 2020By: Lily Jones

Every year, PEC hosts regional awards dinners to celebrate the exceptional work being done by groups and individuals across the Commonwealth to help the environment. This year, those events looked a little different. While we were not able to gather...

Embrace the Cold, Remain Outside

Embrace the Cold, Remain Outside

November 23, 2020By: Helena Kotala

This past spring saw record numbers of people getting out and about to enjoy parks, forests, trails and rivers across Pennsylvania. While shutdowns and stay-at-home orders offered more free time but left fewer activity options, fresh air and sunshine offered...

Protect Our Investment

Protect Our Investment

November 17, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly rushes to complete a state budget for the remainder of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, lawmakers are once again considering ideas that are fundamentally counterproductive — like diverting revenues from special funds like the Keystone Fund...

Pennsylvania Legacies #134

Pennsylvania Legacies #134

November 13, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Winners of the 2020 Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards and 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, in their own words. Pennsylvania Environmental Council · Recognizing Excellence Links: 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards virtual program 2020 Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner 50th Environmental...

Watershed Notes

Watershed Notes

November 11, 2020By: Susan Myerov

As we enter the 9th month of the COVID-19 restrictions, PEC’s water team staff continues to participate in programs across the Commonwealth, keeping our focus on initiatives which promote clean and healthy watersheds. During this time, many Pennsylvanians have discovered...