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New Jersey looks to rejoin RGGI to tackle greenhouse gas emissions

January 25, 2019WHYY

Seven and a half years ago, then-Gov. Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of a regional cap-and-trade effort to lower greenhouse-gas emissions. On Friday, state environmental regulators will hear the public’s views on two proposals that would allow New Jersey...

CASRI celebrates partnerships and progress at conference in November

January 19, 2019The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS — In November, the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI), with financial support from The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Central Appalachians program and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, held the ‘Partnerships for Connectivity’ conference at the Canaan Valley Resort &...

ECCD nominates Clarion for 2019 PA River of the Year

December 7, 2018Daily Press (St Marys)

ST. MARYS, PA — Recently, the Wolf Administration encouraged the public to vote online for the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year and the Elk County Conservation District has nominated the Clarion River this year. “Pennsylvania is filled with countless...

Teaming Up for Cleanup!

November 29, 2018WBRE/WYOU-TV

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Students from Blue Ridge High School traded notebooks and pens for work gloves and mud boot at a New Milford illegal dumpsite cleanup. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and local businesses teamed up for the cleanup of hundreds of tires....

Finances, promoting fishing dominate new PFBC leader’s agenda

November 18, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Tim Schaeffer was on the job for less than three days when I hit him with some hard questions. He didn’t flinch. As the new executive director with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Schaeffer know there are many tough...

Riverfront 47 open Saturday for walking tour

November 16, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

…Riverfront 47 selected Balmori with input of a team of advisors that included Davitt Woodwell, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Darla Cravotta, manager of special projects for Allegheny County; Trish Klatt, Aspinwall Riverfront Park board president; Tim McLaughlin, Aspinwall...

PA Candidates Support Conservation Fund

October 18, 2018Public News Service

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal program vital to conservation efforts in Pennsylvania expired last month, but there’s bipartisan support for its permanent authorization. Since 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has brought $315 million to support more than 1,500...