PEC in the News

Go On a Nighttime Bike Ride With Multi-color LED Bike Lights

Go On a Nighttime Bike Ride With Multi-color LED Bike Lights

April 11, 2016Philly Voice

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will host a nighttime group bike ride on Saturday, April 16. The ride will wind through Center City beginning at 8 p.m. Meeting location will be the intersection of 25th Street and Spruce Street. LED light arrays...

Officials Hope to Capitalize on Riverfront for Blawnox’s Economic Future

April 5, 2016Trib Total Media

Blawnox officials are banking on the borough’s riverfront property to draw visitors and boost the town’s economy. The borough has joined the Allegheny River Town Program, a two-year initiative that the Pennsylvania Environmental Council sponsors. So far, the council has...

Governor’s Fiscal Code Veto Draws Mixed Reaction

March 28, 2016The PLS Reporter

Gov. Tom Wolf made his promised veto of House Bill 1327 a reality Friday, sending the disapproved Fiscal Code bill back to the House of Representatives. The Fiscal Code bill serves as the spending and policy roadmap for the budget...

Picnic Grove to be Built at Rail-Trail

March 23, 2016Standard Speaker

Those who use the Rails to Trails hiking and biking trail will soon be able to enjoy a new picnic area being built in a hemlock grove just off the trail parking lot on East Broad Street in Hazleton. Bob...

Pennsylvania Shows EPA the Way on Pending Methane Policy

Pennsylvania Shows EPA the Way on Pending Methane Policy

March 15, 2016The Hill

*Article by PEC President Davitt Woodwell and Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp. Speaking to a petroleum industry audience in Houston recently, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said, “we can and we must do more to reduce methane emissions...

Illegal Dumping in Newport Township Causes Concern

March 8, 2016Times Leader

NEWPORT TWP. — Mattresses. Children’s toys. Books. Those are just some of the items strewn around the wooded areas of Newport Township. The 17.2-square mile township includes the communities of Alden Station, Glen Lyon, Lee, Newport Center, Sheatown and Wanamie,...

Circuit Spotlight: Patrick Starr

Circuit Spotlight: Patrick Starr

March 3, 2016Connect the Circuit Blog

We are very excited to shine the Circuit Spotlight on our very own Patrick Starr! When Patrick is not leading statewide programming at Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and helping to make future connections to the Circuit Trails, you can find...

Pipeline Strategy Splits Environmentalists

February 29, 2016New Castle News

HARRISBURG – New limits proposed for gas pipelines are whipping up a controversy that reveals rifts among environmentalists critical of the state’s approach to regulating the drilling industry. A 48-member task force created by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf released a...

Advocates: Local Trail Networks Have Much to Offer

February 16, 2016Citizens Voice

A slowly expanding system of hiking and biking trails is doing more than connecting Pennsylvanians with each other, trail advocates argue. The trails system offers the potential for that connection plus revitalization, preservation and celebration within communities and regions, according...

Pennsylvania Addresses Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 21, 2016Energy Global

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection have recommended steps for regulatory action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania, the second largest producer of natural gas...

Developers of Hydro Plants See Role in Pittsburgh Region

December 26, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calls it an “aquatic staircase.” Every dozen miles or so, the water in the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela rivers trips over a dam and falls several feet into a lower channel. The man-made cascades...