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PEC and EDF Comments on CO2 Budget Trading Program

January 20, 2021

PEC submitted the following comments in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in support of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) proposed rulemaking to have Pennsylvania link to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  

PEC Applauds Veto of Senate Bill 790

November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020 Today Governor Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 790 — a bill the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) opposed due to its weakening of environmental and public health protections for conventional oil and gas operations. Most notably, Sb790 would have:...

Protect Investment in Outdoor Recreation and Public Lands

November 16, 2020

PEC submitted the following letter to members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly on November 16, 2020. Dear Members of the General Assembly: This week the legislature is tasked with the difficult job of finishing the state budget through the remainder...

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Public Comment Overwhelmingly Supports RGGI Proposal
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Public Comment Overwhelmingly Supports RGGI Proposal

December 23, 2020By: Lily Jones

In September, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) voted to advance to public comment a proposed rulemaking for Pennsylvania to link to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based collaboration between Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states committed to reducing greenhouse gas...

Protect Our Investment
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Protect Our Investment

November 17, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly rushes to complete a state budget for the remainder of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, lawmakers are once again considering ideas that are fundamentally counterproductive — like diverting revenues from special funds like the Keystone Fund...

Pennsylvania Legacies #130
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Pennsylvania Legacies #130

September 11, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

A reckoning over RGGI, outdoor recreation and COVID, bipartisan love for community solar, and clearing a path for E-bikes: Legal & Government Affairs VP John Walliser reviews the PEC policy agenda heading into what promises to be an eventful fall...

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage in Pennsylvania: A Story Map
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Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage in Pennsylvania: A Story Map

August 21, 2020By: Megan Taylor

Energy production is essential to Pennsylvania’s economy. However, Pennsylvania also emits a significant amount of greenhouse gases annually, and the vast majority of these emissions are related to energy production or consumption. In 2017, production and consumption of energy accounted...


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