PEC in the News

Walking trail planned at Lowber mine drainage treatment system

April 23, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Walking around the six settling ponds and wetlands in Lowber should be easier this fall after the watershed group managing the mine drainage treatment system builds a trail around the Sewickley Township site. The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association hopes to...

Learning to protect the Earth

April 22, 2018Erie Times-News

EDINBORO — A local environmental project is capturing attention along with pollutants. The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association won a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award this spring for its project to capture and filter stormwater runoff on General McLane School District grounds....

Laurel Ridge braces for climate change

April 20, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Atop Laurel Ridge in eastern Westmoreland County, a strategically placed pile of crushed limestone serves as a low-tech measure to keep acid rain from getting into Rock Run — and then Linn Run, which feeds into Loyalhanna Creek. “We’re dealing...

Edinboro Lake Watershed Association receive environmental project award

April 20, 2018Erie Reader

The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association (ELWA) will receive $5,000 from Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, and the Pittsburgh Environmental Council (PEC) for its work in identifying and reducing pollutants from impacting Edinboro Lake. The ELWA is a...

PPL Employees Participate in Earth Day Tree Planting

April 20, 2018NorthCentralPA.com

Members of PPL Electric Utilities’ vegetation management group assisted approximately 80 other volunteers in an Earth Day tree planting Friday, April 20, 2018 in the Weiser State Forest. The planting was arranged by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Bureau of...

Bill would roll back standards on conventional oil and gas drillers

April 12, 2018StateImpact Pennsylvania

A new bill in the state senate seeks to roll back environmental requirements on Pennsylvania’s conventional oil and gas industry, alleviating what its sponsor calls the “unbearable burden” of tougher standards targeted at larger, Marcellus Shale drillers. The measure marks...

Community Clean Water Toolbox Launched

April 10, 2018DEP Newsroom

Harrisburg, PA –  About 200 leaders from municipal governments, county conservation districts, agriculture, environmental groups, water companies, and other entities participated today in a meeting hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expand local engagement in Phase 3...

Laurel Highlands shelter project gets $5,000 grant

April 6, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Those trekking the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail who plan to stay in shelters in Somerset County will benefit from a project to restore the 40 three-sided Adirondack shelters along the Ohiopyle-to-Seward path. Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council are providing...

Laurel Highlands shelter restoration project wins environmental award

April 2, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A project that restored Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail shelters and a program that provides free technical services for Allegheny County communities dealing with soil contamination are among five entities selected for $5,000 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, according to the Pennsylvania...

Watershed association receives award

April 2, 2018Daily American (Somerset)

The Casselman River Watershed Association, a nonprofit organization of volunteers devoted to natural resources conservation on a tributary of the Youghiogheny River, will receive $5,000 from Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for its environmental education and stewardship program...

Can we fight climate change without scaling up nuclear power?

January 24, 2018Pittsburgh City Paper

One long-running disagreement about the environment isn’t the familiar fight between people who understand that human-caused climate change is real and people who deny it. Rather, it’s between folks who contend that keeping the planet livable requires us to use...