Policy

Category: Watersheds

Proposed Budget Framework Puts Pennsylvania’s Environment at Further Risk

September 11, 2009

Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) President and CEO Don Welsh today issued the following statement on the proposed budget framework agreement set forth by leadership from the General Assembly this morning. “This budget proposal does nothing to address the critical funding...

PEC and TNC Statement on House Budget Negotiations

July 16, 2009

Text of Letter from Don Welsh, President & CEO of PEC, and William Kunze, Pennsylvania State Director of The Nature Conservancy: As the House of Representatives considers House Bill 1416 and related budget amendments, the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Nature...

Historic Great Lakes Protection Compact Approved by Congress

September 23, 2008

Contact: John Walliser Vice President, Government & Legal Affairs (412) 481-9400 office (724) 719-0069 mobile [email protected] For Immediate Release HISTORIC GREAT LAKES PROTECTION COMPACT APPROVED BY CONGRESS Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today praised members of Congress...

PEC Urges Passage of Great Lakes Legislation

June 30, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council urges the Senate Appropriations Committee to pass House Bill 1705 (Rep. Harkins – Erie), which would approve the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact in Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania is the last Great Lakes...

PEC Supports Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Funding Plan

June 24, 2008

Harrisburg, Pa. -The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (“PEC”) today announced its support for the Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Plan, a comprehensive funding package that would dramatically reduce nutrient pollution from wastewater plants and farms across the state. PEC joins...

PEC Praises Committee Approval of Groundbreaking Great Lakes Legislation

June 10, 2008

For Immediate Release Contact: John Walliser Vice President, Legal and Governmental Affairs 412-481-9400 office Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today praised the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for approving legislation — House Bill 1705 — that...

PEC Praises House Passage of Great Lakes Compact

January 28, 2008

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today passed the Great Lakes Compact, a multi-state agreement through which the Great Lakes states would be able to manage future water withdrawals from Lake Erie and the Great Lakes basin. House...

PEC Supports House Bill 1705

January 15, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council strongly supports House Bill 1705 (sponsored by Representative Pat Harkins, Erie), which would adopt the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact in Pennsylvania.  The Compact will provide significant protection against large transfers...

PEC Applauds Committee Approval of Great Lakes Compact

December 11, 2007

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today commended the state House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for unanimously passing House Bill 1705 (introduced by Representative Patrick Harkins, D-Erie), which would ratify the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources...