Policy

Category: Energy & Climate
Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922)

Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922)

July 13, 2015

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922) Dear Senators: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), I am writing to express our concerns with Senate Bill...

PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

July 2, 2015

Today PEC sent the following communication to Governor Wolf thanking him for vetoing Senate Bill 655, which passed the General Assembly on June 30th. PEC objects to the inclusion of a rider in the legislation that would have inhibited rulemaking...

PEC Presents Objections to Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137)

PEC Presents Objections to Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137)

June 30, 2015

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, we are asking members of the Pennsylvania Senate to remove rulemaking prohibition language in Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137) relating to conventional oil and gas operations. This prohibition does not belong in the...

John Walliser’s Comments from April 29 DEP Public Hearing

John Walliser’s Comments from April 29 DEP Public Hearing

April 29, 2015

On April 29, John Walliser, PEC Vice President of Legal & Government Affairs, delivered the following comments at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s public hearing on advance notice of final rulemaking: environmental protection performance standards at oil and gas...

A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls

A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls

March 9, 2015

Today PEC issued the following statement in response to the Department of Environmental Protection’s release of revised rulemaking for natural gas activity. March 9, 2015 A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls: Pennsylvania Releases Revised Natural Gas Regulatory Proposal Pittsburgh,...

Impressions From Governor Tom Wolf’s First Budget Address

Impressions From Governor Tom Wolf’s First Budget Address

March 4, 2015

PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell shares his thoughts on Tom Wolf’s first budget address as Governor of Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Wolf has presented his first budget address. By all accounts, it has given just about everyone something to talk...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Policy Priorities for 2015

January 23, 2015

Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor and the focus in Harrisburg can now move past campaigns and ceremony to the difficult task at hand: governing a state with a projected $2.3 billion deficit. Tough questions and...

PEC Statement on Act 175 of 2014

October 23, 2014

Pittsburgh – Yesterday Governor Corbett signed House Bill 2354 – the Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act – into law as Act 175 of 2014. Act 175 grants either chamber of the General Assembly unparalleled authority to veto any plan...

PEC Urges Governor to Veto Bad Environmental Legislation

October 16, 2014

Today PEC sent the following letters to Governor Corbett, urging him to veto both HB1565 and HB2354 as passed by the General Assembly. HB1565 would remove important riaprian buffer protections in high quality and exceptional value watersheds. HB2354 would inhibit...

PEC Opposes House Bill 2354

September 29, 2014

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council sent the following communication to the Pennsylvania Senate today. September 29, 2014 To: Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From: John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Opposition to House Bill 2354 (P.N. 3898) Dear Senators: In the...

PEC and CSSD

September 9, 2014

Davitt Woodwell, President and CEO Pennsylvania Environmental Council Sept. 9, 2014 For the last forty-four years, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (“PEC “) has participated as a central figure in the environmental and conservation discussion in Pennsylvania. And we will continue...