Press Releases

The Promise of Pennsylvania

January 6, 2015

Pennsylvania Environmental Council President Davitt Woodwell discusses the environmental challenges and opportunities in the Keystone State. can’t be loaded: The Promise of Pennsylvania (

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.

44th Environmental Partnership Dinner

June 12, 2014

PEC honored Senator Ted Erickson of Pennsylvania’s 26th District with the Winsor Award in recognition of his vision, commitment, and lifelong achievement in environmental conservation. Governor Tom Corbett and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf addressed hundreds of attendees with their...

Gubernatorial Candidates Respond to PEC Questions on Environmental Issues

May 6, 2014

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today released the results of a questionnaire sent to the Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor covering key environmental issues facing Pennsylvania today and their priorities for the future. The questions covered a...

Paul King Announces Retirement in 2014

January 8, 2014

Paul King has announced he will be retiring as President and CEO of PEC by mid-2014, a position he has held for over five years. King’s background includes previous leadership positions in environmental management and environmental law positions with PPG...

PEC Winter 2014 Forum

December 20, 2013

You may access PEC’s Forum newsletter at the following link: Winter 2014 Forum

Trees Conference Summary

October 25, 2013

Trees bring a wide range of value: to communities, the environment, and the economy. Learn about these amazing things — and about various programs that help communiites and landowners manage trees — at a conference on “Trees” from 9 a.m. to...