PEC in the News

Anti-litter campaign designed to improve Luzerne County’s curb appeal

October 23, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

PLAINS TWP. — The message was clear and simple — if you see litter, pick it up. More importantly, don’t litter — ever. Ted Wampole, executive director of Visit Luzerne County, held a breakfast meeting Tuesday at The Woodlands with...

Littering in Luzerne County being addressed, official says

October 17, 2019Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Luzerne County tourism head Ted Wampole recently told county council he is immersed in a mission to rid the county of litter. A branding consultant sparked the quest by pointing out issues with litter in some spots during a February...

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...