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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: 

Former Minelands Get An Ecological Do-Over

Former Minelands Get An Ecological Do-Over

May 24, 2019Allegheny Front

Deep in the Moshannon State Forest in Elk County, Pennsylvania, there’s a sloped, barren patch of land surrounded by an otherwise healthy forest. It looks as if a tornado has torn through here — the earth has been churned up,...

Penn State Extension ‘Dive Deeper’ water educator program praised by state

Penn State Extension ‘Dive Deeper’ water educator program praised by state

May 13, 2019Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s “Dive Deeper – Youth Water Educators Summit” recently received a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The recognition is the highest statewide honor bestowed upon businesses...

Litter continues to build up in Luzerne County

April 30, 2019Fox 56

WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) — If you live in Luzerne County, you’ve probably seen a lot of litter around the area lately. One organization saying its the most in the county in recent memory. Palmira Miller wants to keep Luzerne County clean....

Pennsylvania and the nation need nuclear power | Opinion

April 29, 2019Lehigh Valley Live

By Tom Ridge Pennsylvania and the nation need diverse energy resources to ensure our national security and global competitiveness’ and to maintain our leadership role around the world. As a former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. secretary of homeland security, I...