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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...

Pennsylvania Legacies #128

Pennsylvania Legacies #128

August 14, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Like humans, animals need space and the ability to move safely across it. But habitat fragmentation caused by development is disrupting wildlife migration, leading to more frequent and sometimes dangerous encounters with people — and the effects will only intensify...

Our Work Continues

Our Work Continues

August 4, 2020By: Davitt Woodwell

PEC’s 50th anniversary year continues to unfold in ways that not many imagined in January. While we anticipated doing a bit of self-congratulation at our various 2020 dinners, those events will now all be virtual this fall (but we will...

PEC at 50: The Early Vision

PEC at 50: The Early Vision

August 3, 2020By: Eleanor Winsor

Over the years PEC has worked with countless leaders, experts, and citizens to advance environmental goals across the state. In celebration of PEC’s fiftieth anniversary, we asked a few of them to share their reflections on our shared work, how...

Pennsylvania Legacies #127

Pennsylvania Legacies #127

July 31, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Fixing leaks in the natural gas supply chain is critical to reducing Pennsylvania’s greenhouse gas emissions, and proposed new requirements for gas facilities would hold operators accountable for detecting and repairing them. With estimated emissions from gas operations exceeding a...

Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint

Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint

July 28, 2020By: Holly Bedford

As official sustainability partner for the GAP Relay in 2019 and 2020, PEC purchased carbon offsets and water restoration credits equivalent to the total environmental impact of the event. That experience led us to examine PEC’s own carbon footprint. We...