Category: Energy & Climate
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...


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...

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...