Policy

Category: Energy & Climate

PEC Letter on Natural Gas Well Legislation

June 20, 2014

PEC sent the following letters to sponsors of legislation that would require the Department of Environmental Protection to set different regulations for conventional well operations.  

Statement on Severance Tax Discussions

June 2, 2014

Davitt Woodwell, Executive Vice President for PEC, issued the following statement today on state budget negotiations and the potential for a severance tax on natural gas development. Many legislators in the General Assembly are introducing new legislation that would enact...

PEC Statement on White House Methane Strategy

March 28, 2014

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased with today’s announcement from the White House concerning methane emissions from oil and gas operations. The announcement bridges several areas of concern we have regarding the growth of shale gas operations in Pennsylvania...

PEC Comments on Proposed Shale Gas Rulemaking

March 14, 2014

Today the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Nature Conservancy submitted the attached comments on proposed rulemaking to improve environmental protection standards in regulations with respect to shale gas operations.

PEC Comments on Proposed Shale Gas Rulemaking

PEC Comments on Proposed Shale Gas Rulemaking

March 14, 2014

Today the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Nature Conservancy submitted the attached comments on proposed rulemaking to improve environmental protection standards in regulations with respect to shale gas operations to the Environmental...

PEC Letter to DCNR on Governor’s Proposed Budget

February 6, 2014

PEC submitted the following letter to Ellen Ferretti, Secretary of the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, concerning Governor Corbett’s budget plan to lease additional subsurface rights in state lands.

PEC Supports Restoration of Oil & Gas Lease Fund

January 30, 2014

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council supports House Bill 1500 (introduced by Representative Greg Vitali, Delaware County), which would restore use of Oil & Gas Lease Fund revenues for conservation, recreation, and flood control projects. The Fund was originally created in 1955, with...

PEC Comments at Public Hearing on Shale Gas Regulation

January 22, 2014

Today the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will be participating in a public hearing sponsored by the Environmental Quality Board and Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Department’s proposed rulemaking for shale gas operations. A copy of our prepared remarks are included...

PEC Comments at Public Hearing on Shale Gas Regulation

PEC Comments at Public Hearing on Shale Gas Regulation

January 22, 2014

Today the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will be participating in a public hearing sponsored by the Environmental Quality Board and Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Department’s proposed rulemaking for shale gas operations. A copy of our prepared remarks are included...

PEC Supports New Standards on Non-Emergency Generators

January 13, 2014

PEC sent the following letter to the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee. January 13, 2014 To:      Members of the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:      Support for House Bill 1699 (P.N....