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Pennsylvania Legacies #120

Pennsylvania Legacies #120

April 10, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania’s trout season opened as scheduled earlier this week, but anglers must abide by the same social distancing rules that apply in any public place. PA Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director Tim Schaefer discusses the agency’s response to COVID-19....

Pennsylvania Legacies #119

Pennsylvania Legacies #119

April 3, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

In this time of social distancing, one of the best and safest ways to stay connected with nature is by getting to know the creatures in your own backyard — especially the myriad bird species migrating to or through Pennsylvania...

Backyard Adventures

Backyard Adventures

April 1, 2020By: Frank Maguire

The outdoors is providing a much needed respite from the very necessary homebound nature of our current world. But in addition to social distancing, we all need to be cognizant of the potential risks we can put ourselves and others...

Pennsylvania Legacies #118

Pennsylvania Legacies #118

March 24, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

As investors grow wary of fossil fuels and big companies prioritize sustainability, where will Pennsylvania fit in the post-carbon economy? Analysis from Steven Clarke and Alli Gold-Roberts of Ceres, a nonprofit that advocates for clean energy in the business community....

PEC at 50: A New Millennium

PEC at 50: A New Millennium

March 19, 2020By: Pennsylvania Environmental Council

This post is the third in a series recounting the history of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council on the occasion of PEC’s 50th anniversary. Read other stories here. The turn of a new century brought with it growing concern within the...

PEC Events Rescheduled

PEC Events Rescheduled

March 18, 2020By: Davitt Woodwell

UPDATED 10/21/20: the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence event originally scheduled for November 10 has been cancelled. The Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards dinner, Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards dinner, and Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner have been moved to a virtual...

Pennsylvania Legacies #117

Pennsylvania Legacies #117

March 6, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Community supported agriculture gives subscribers access to fresh, locally grown produce without the trouble and expense of growing it themselves. Community solar does the same thing for renewable energy — creating economic opportunity for communities, savings for ratepayers, resiliency and...

500 by 2025

500 by 2025

March 2, 2020By: Sarah Clark Stuart

This guest post was contributed by Sarah Clark Stuart, Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, one of PEC’s key partners in the Circuit Trails Coalition.   The Circuit Trails Coalition has big plans for the future of...

BP Embraces Carbon Pricing

BP Embraces Carbon Pricing

February 27, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

The following op-ed by BP America Chairman and President Susan Dio was first published at PennLive.com on February 27, 2020. Learn more about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and PEC’s decarbonization work here. PA can transform America’s energy landscape...

Pennsylvania Legacies #116

Pennsylvania Legacies #116

February 21, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

The Circuit Trails initiative is starting 2020 with a full slate of projects and a hefty funding boost courtesy of Montgomery County. We talk with Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Circuit advocate and chair of Montco’s Board of Commissioners, and PEC’s own...

ARRI Featured in Washington Post

ARRI Featured in Washington Post

February 17, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

For 25 years, he oversaw the process that may represent humans’ best attempt to date at total annihilation of land: strip-mining and mountaintop-removal mining of coal… Angel, born and raised in the same eastern Kentucky mountains that have been devastated...