PEC in the News

Ron Steffey to receive PEC lifetime achievement award

March 27, 2019Leader-Times (Kittanning)

Ron Steffey will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) at the 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards on May 22, in downtown Pittsburgh. Mr. Steffey, known locally as “the face and heart of the Armstrong Trail,”...

Avian researcher at Powdermill Nature Reserve gets grant

March 25, 2019Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

An avian research coordinator for the long-term bird-banding program at Powdermill Nature Reserve was named a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award winner. Lucas W. DeGroote was one of the four winners of the award, presented to organizations and individuals demonstrating leadership,...

Environmental advocates worry over creative math in Wolf’s budget

February 7, 2019Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Nonsense. That’s how Gov. Tom Wolf, just two years ago, described a House Republican plan to to raid 47 budget accounts across Pennsylvania state government close a $1 billion hole in the state budget. Now, as he rolls out the first budget...

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....