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One Tree at a Time

One Tree at a Time

May 7, 2018By: Laura Bray

Planting trees in seemingly unfavorable conditions has become an Earth Day tradition for PEC. April 20th, 2018 marked the third consecutive year PEC has coordinated volunteer tree planting events on former mine lands within Pennsylvania’s State Forests with help from...

Little Fish, Big Pond

Little Fish, Big Pond

May 4, 2018By: Patrick Starr

You know those images of a school of fish seeming hellbent on a mission and turning in a flash to avoid peril and course correct? The Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), recently funded for Phase 2 by the William Penn...

Pennsylvania Legacies #71: Clear for Takeoff

Pennsylvania Legacies #71: Clear for Takeoff

April 20, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania looks for an on-ramp to the EV revolution, and Environmental Defense Fund launches a first-of-its kind initiative to track methane emissions from space. Links: PEC Letter on EV Infrastructure Legislation EDF Announces Satellite Mission to Locate and Measure Methane...

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

April 18, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, packing many times the climate-altering power of carbon dioxide. It’s also the primary component in natural gas, which means the production, processing, and distribution of natural gas is a major source of pollution that...

Busy Week Ahead for Environmental Policy

Busy Week Ahead for Environmental Policy

April 13, 2018By: John Walliser

Next week the Pennsylvania Senate and House will be in session, and a number of bills that affect the environment will be under consideration. They include: The Good House Bill 1446 – PEC Supports The House is expected to take...

Return of the Osprey

Return of the Osprey

April 5, 2018By: Cindy Fergsuon

He returned March 19 and she returned on the 24th. And with that, the 22nd nesting season of our resident osprey pair began. This pair is emblematic of the conservation success story of the species. But they also hold a...

Who Are the People In Your Watershed?

Who Are the People In Your Watershed?

March 28, 2018By: Susan Myerov

POWR and PEC Host Regional Workshops for Community Watershed Organizations   As a follow-up to its successful series of regional watershed group workshops in 2016, the staff at the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers (POWR) and Pennsylvania Environmental Council...

A Round of Applause

A Round of Applause

March 26, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Every spring, PEC and Dominion Energy honor organizations and individuals from western Pennsylvania who are leading the way on environmental innovation and stewardship in their communities. This year an independent panel of expert judges reviewed dozens of nominations, ultimately awarding...