Category: Watersheds

PEC Responds to remarks by DCED Secretary Alan Walker

August 16, 2011

The Honorable Tom Corbett Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dear Governor Corbett: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is dismayed at the remarks of DCED Secretary Alan Walker as reported in Capitolwire this morning, in which he apparently expressed support for unrestrained drilling...

Joint Statement on Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Report

July 22, 2011

Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Members: Matthew J. Ehrhart, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Anthony S. Bartolomeo, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Ronald L. Ramsey, The Nature Conservancy Cynthia Carrow, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Statement: Last week, members of Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission...

PEC Submits Marcellus Shale Legislative Proposal

May 10, 2011

Harrisburg – Two major environmental organizations in Pennsylvania have joined forces in submitting a legislative proposal to the Corbett administration and state lawmakers that is designed to help ensure safe and responsible Marcellus Shale drilling and gas extraction in Pennsylvania....

Pennsylvania Needs A Comprehensive Marcellus Shale Strategy

March 3, 2011

Marcellus Shale continues to dominate the news due to a series of unfortunate events at well sites in western Pennsylvania, national questions regarding the safety of the hydraulic fracking process, and recent policy withdrawals made by the Department of Environmental...

PEC Testifies Before Senate Policy Committee

January 26, 2011

Comments on Local Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development Ellen Ferretti, a Vice President with PEC, will testify before the Senate Majority Policy Committee today on local impacts of Marcellus Shale development.  The focus of the testimony will be on the...

PEC praises passage of SB 1155

September 30, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council applauds the House members for passing Senate Bill 1155, in particular House Majority Leader Todd Eachus and Rep. Kate Harper who amended the bill to include more funding for the Environmental Stewardship (Growing Greener) Fund. This...

PEC Releases Report on Marcellus Shale Development

July 13, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today released a report calling for swift action on new regulations and greater oversight of drilling and extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, a major gas field that lies deep beneath much...

PEC Statement on State Budget Negotiations

June 24, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council today joined the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Pennsylvania Office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) on the following...

PEC Calls for Halt on Additional State Forest Land Leasing

April 16, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, as well as the Pennsylvania Chapters of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The Nature Conservancy, today called on Governor Rendell and the General Assembly to halt any consideration of additional leasing of state forest land for...

PEC Comments on Proposed Rulemaking

December 8, 2009

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council submitted the attached comments to the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board, concerning proposed revisions to 25 PA CODE Chapter 102.