Policy

Category: Energy & Climate

PEC Applauds Signing of Brownfields Law

December 19, 2007

Brian Hill, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, issued this statement in response to Governor Rendell signing House Bill 43 into law as Act 68.  The bill was sponsored by Representative Carole Rubley (R-Chester/Montgomery), which establishes uniform environmental...

PEC Comments on Federal Energy Bill

December 19, 2007

Brian Hill, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, issued this statement in response to the final adoption and signing of the federal energy bill today that includes a mandate for the use of biofuels in transportation, increases fuel...

PEC Lauds Action on Hazardous Sites Program

December 12, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – Action in the final days of the General Assembly’s legislative session enables dozens of communities to breathe a little easier knowing that the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund will not be bankrupt in the new year. “This went...

Furloughs Coming for the Hazardous Sites Clean-up Program

December 6, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today expressed concern that, despite some movement in the General Assembly to fund the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund, no final legislation is in place and plans to lay off program staff are continuing. Brian...

PEC urges quick action on climate change legislation

November 8, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today urged the state House and Senate to approve legislation that would require the development of a plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the state – a plan that could build...

PEC Supports Senate Bill 266 & House Bill 110

October 22, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council supports companion legislation – Senate Bill 266 (sponsored by Senator Erickson) and House Bill 110 (sponsored by Representative Vitali) – due for consideration in the Senate and House this week. We urge you...

Legislature needs broad focus to address global warming

October 15, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – Biofuel development and energy costs are certainly vital issues for Pennsylvania, but the state needs a much broader focus to do its part and seize the economic opportunities in addressing global warming, the head of the Pennsylvania...