Press Releases

PEC Announces Addition of Frank Maguire to Staff

January 30, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: Jan. 30, 2015 Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: [email protected] The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to introduce Frank Maguire as its Trails Program Manager. Based out of the western office—but working all across the state—Maguire’s efforts will...

PEC Applauds Governor Wolf on Signing of State Lands Leasing Moratorium

PEC Applauds Governor Wolf on Signing of State Lands Leasing Moratorium

January 29, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: John Walliser Phone: 412-481-9400 Jan. 29, 2015 The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today applauded Governor Wolf on re-establishing a moratorium on leasing of State Forest and Park lands for natural gas development. “PEC commends Governor Wolf...

PEC Announces Hiring of Palmira Miller as Program Coordinator

January 23, 2015

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce Palmira Miller as its newest staff member. Miller joins PEC as a part of its Northeast Regional office as a Program Coordinator where she will focus primarily on implementing a Community...

PEC Strengthens Statewide Programming & Coordination

January 21, 2015

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is proud to announce changes in roles and responsibilities for two of its staff. After working in numerous roles at PEC for 21 years, Patrick Starr has assumed the title of Executive Vice President for...

PEC Applauds Appointments to DEP and DCNR

January 14, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: John Walliser January 14, 2015 [email protected] 412.481.9400 PEC Applauds Appointments to DEP and DCNR (Pittsburgh, PA – January 14, 2015) – Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) President and CEO Davitt Woodwell commended the appointments of John Quigley...

PA Environmental Groups: Time is Ripe for Action on Methane Pollution

January 7, 2015

For Immediate Release Jan. 7, 2015 Harrisburg —Leading Pennsylvania and national environmental organizations today encouraged Governor-elect Tom Wolf to improve the protection of environmental and public health by tackling methane pollution early in his tenure as governor. Recent polling indicates that...

Nominations Sought For Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

January 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH—Sponsors of the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards are seeking nominations from people and organizations who are working to improve the community. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will once again present up to five cash prizes of $5,000 each to winning entries...

The Promise of Pennsylvania

January 6, 2015

Pennsylvania Environmental Council President Davitt Woodwell discusses the environmental challenges and opportunities in the Keystone State. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3gO0M4YsuQVideo can’t be loaded: The Promise of Pennsylvania (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3gO0M4YsuQ)

On Transition in Harrisburg

November 10, 2014

Davitt Woodwell President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Last Tuesday brought to an end the 2014 election cycle. In Pennsylvania, the biggest winner is Governor-Elect Tom Wolf. With his win, Wolf now enters the vague time of “transition,” that period of a...

Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner

October 9, 2014

The 24th annual Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner was held Thursday at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The event honored several dedicated groups and individuals who displayed considerable devotion, leadership, and partnership in the environmental arena...

24th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment

October 8, 2014

Please join us for the “24th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Announce Dinner Speaker, Master of Ceremonies and Award Recipients The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania...

PEC Environmental Policy Conference Broadcast on PCN

September 17, 2014

PEC’s Environmental Policy Conference, held today in Harrisburg, will be broadcast on PCN (cable and internet broadcast) this Friday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. EST. PEC will be making this an annual event.