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Update: Pennsylvania Moving Forward on Methane Controls

Update: Pennsylvania Moving Forward on Methane Controls

December 20, 2017By: John Walliser

Last month the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released long-awaited revised versions of two permitting proposals which are designed to help control methane emissions from new unconventional natural gas wells and their accompanying transmission infrastructure. At the moment, the Department...

Why Carbon Capture?

Why Carbon Capture?

December 18, 2017By: Lindsay Baxter

On December 12th, PEC convened a meeting of 20 on the topic of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. (To learn more about what CCUS is, see our earlier blog post.) Attendance was...

Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

December 4, 2017By: Susan Myerov

Heads up, watershed groups: we’ve gotten word of several exciting grant opportunities coming up in 2018. Proposals are due over the next few weeks, so get going!   Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grants – DUE DECEMBER 15, 2017 Coldwater Conservation Plans...

Pennsylvania Legacies #62: On Target

Pennsylvania Legacies #62: On Target

December 1, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan is taking shape. But how will the city achieve its vision of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by mid-century? PEC’s Lindsay Baxter, who authored the original version of the plan in 2008, joins us. Also:...

Recognizing A Job Well Done

Recognizing A Job Well Done

November 27, 2017By: Susan Myerov

Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council Receives 2017 Planning Advocate Award   Volunteering can be exhausting. For many retirees, volunteer work is literally a full-time job; the rest of us do our best to fit in activities after work and on...

Pennsylvania Legacies #61: No Obstacle Too Great

Pennsylvania Legacies #61: No Obstacle Too Great

November 17, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

After months of training in state and county parks around central Pennsylvania, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is ready for the grueling Spartan World Championship obstacle race next month in Reykjavik, Iceland. We talk with Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog about the...

Getting to Zero: ZECs and the Future of Nuclear Energy

Getting to Zero: ZECs and the Future of Nuclear Energy

November 13, 2017By: Rachel Valletta

This post originally appeared in the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy blog on August 31, 2017. 2016 brought the potential for a financial boon in the form of zero emissions credits (ZEC) to a fraction of the nation’s struggling nuclear...

Pennsylvania Legacies #60: The Right Questions

Pennsylvania Legacies #60: The Right Questions

November 3, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

A coalition of municipalities, local and state agencies, NGOs, and citizens is working a plan to clean up Montgomery County’s impaired Wissahickon Creek. But before seeking out answers for a problem as complex as this one, you need to be...

Honoring NEPA’s Environmental Leaders

Honoring NEPA’s Environmental Leaders

October 31, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

PEC was proud to host the 27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment on October 26 in Wilkes-Barre. The dinner, emceed by WNEP’s Don Jacobs and featuring keynote remarks from DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, honored local leaders for their...

Get Your River of the Year Nominations In Now

Get Your River of the Year Nominations In Now

October 23, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Each year, the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recognize one distinguished waterway as Pennsylvania River of the Year. With the nomination deadline for 2018 honors approaching, the process of selecting...