PEC in the News

PA Legislators Call for Strong Methane Rules

September 18, 2019Public News Service

HARRISBURG, Pa. – State senators and representatives from both major parties joined environmental groups in Harrisburg on Tuesday in urging Gov. Tom Wolf to move immediately on new rules to cut methane emissions in the Commonwealth. Methane is a powerful...

Family Bicycle and Poker Run a success

September 17, 2019Courier-Express (DuBois)

BROOKVILLE — Families and bicyclists turned out Sunday for the Jefferson County Historical Society’s annual Family Bicycle and Poker Run. The ride began at the Redbank Valley Trailhead in Brookville, and took riders down the trail to Summerville. Along the...

Legislation introduced to clean up abandoned coal mines

September 10, 2019Tri-County Independent

WASHINGTON –Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) introduced legislation on Monday to clean up America’s abandoned coal mines, by ensuring states have enough resources to restore polluted sites to their original condition and to spur new economic...

News Tonight for August 21, 2019

News Tonight for August 21, 2019

August 22, 2019PBS39 (Bethlehem)

PBS39 News Tonight for Aug. 21, 2019. Stories include back-to-school shopping on a budget at thrift shops; a $1.8 million plan to turn an old SEPTA rail line into three miles of trail in Richland Township, Bucks County; and a...

Crown Jewels Of The Commonwealth

Crown Jewels Of The Commonwealth

July 3, 2019Pittsburgh Quarterly

A stand of old-​growth hemlocks with trunks nearly four feet in diameter towers over a trail cut along a creek shrouded in mountain laurel that ripples through Laurel Hill State Park, part of one of the largest state park systems...

New Jersey to Price Carbon Emissions from Electricity Generation

June 26, 2019Planetizen

First-term Gov. Phil Murphy (D) “announced Monday that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has formally adopted two rules that will allow the state to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)”, reports HJ Mai for Utility Dive on June 18. The membership takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, when New...

PA Live! YCL Get Your Tail on The Trail

PA Live! YCL Get Your Tail on The Trail

June 18, 2019WBRE/WYOU-TV

PEC Vice President Janet Sweeney appeared on WBRE-TV’s “PA Live!” to talk about the kickoff of the Get Your Tail on the Trail Northeast PA Chapter: