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The Shenango River, 2021 River of the Year

The Shenango River, 2021 River of the Year

February 9, 2021By: Lily Jones

Since 1983, Pennsylvanians have had the opportunity to rally around their favorite state waterway and vote for the River of the Year. This year’s winner is the Shenango River, which runs for 82 miles in Western Pennsylvania, eventually joining with...

Pennsylvania Legacies #137

Pennsylvania Legacies #137

January 29, 2021By: Josh Raulerson

All over the country, consumers want locally grown food. But much of the demand is concentrated in densely populated areas, where farmers have to compete with developers over a finite amount of arable land. Montgomery County has a solution: fully...

The Clean Energy Transition Won’t Wait

The Clean Energy Transition Won’t Wait

January 27, 2021By: John Walliser

Last week PEC joined the Environmental Defense Fund in submitting comments to the Environmental Quality Board in support of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) proposal to set a declining limit on carbon pollution emitted by in-state fossil fuel...

Check It Out: POWR Launches Redesigned Website

Check It Out: POWR Launches Redesigned Website

January 25, 2021By: Tali MacArthur

Motivated by the resilient commitment and dynamic energy of community watershed organizations across the state, The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) took on the task of redesigning its website to provide better access to the tools and resources...

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...