Press Releases

PEC Releases Marcellus Shale Lease Guide for Landowners

June 28, 2011

Property owners faced with a decision about leasing the mineral rights beneath their land for Marcellus Shale gas drilling have a new tool to help them understand their options and make more informed choices. The Marcellus Shale Lease Guide is...

PEC presents Curtin Winsor award to Water Dept. leader

May 20, 2011

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), one of the oldest and most effective environmental organizations in the Commonwealth, today announced that it will award the prestigious Curtin Winsor Award to Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug. The award will be presented...

PEC named a “Top-Rated Green Non-profit”

April 6, 2011

Harrisburg — Just in time for Earth Day, GreatNonprofits announced their 2011 Top-Rated Green Nonprofits List, based on user reviews submitted during a national campaign in March. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has qualified for inclusion as one of more than...

PEC Named to Marcellus Shale Commission

March 9, 2011

Harrisburg – Anthony S. Bartolomeo, the chairman of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, has been named to Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. The governor made the announcement as part of his 2011-12 budget address to the General Assembly in Harrisburg...

Second Laurel Highlands Summit to Focus on Eco-Tourism

March 7, 2011

Trail, conservation, and tourism advocates have planned a day-long Laurel Highlands Summit to support the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4 at the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. The...

Delaware River Named River of the Year!

January 14, 2011

Harrisburg— The people have spoken: the Delaware River is Pennsylvania’s River of the Year for 2011. Chosen for the first time through a public vote, the Delaware bested five other candidates in an online contest that saw more than 10,000...

PEC and PA American Water host streamside tree planting

PEC and PA American Water host streamside tree planting

November 5, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with the Pennsylvania American Water Company conducted a streamside tree planting project at the Pennsylvania American Water Company Property along Hillside Road, Trucksville on Nov. 5 PEC, Pennsylvania American Water Company staff and over 25...

PEC receives DCNR funding for trails, EACs and community meadows

October 14, 2010

Three PEC projects received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Check back soon for details on these exciting projects! Pennsylvania Environmental Council, $50,000 to lead the implementation of the Statewide Comprehensive Recreation Plan goal to...

Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition created

October 6, 2010

Over 85 people turned out for the inaugural meeting of the new Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition, a spin-off of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative.  Land conservancies, watersheds, Trout Unlimited chapters and other conservation and recreation groups turned out for...

Conservation Coalition forming in Laurel Highlands

September 15, 2010

Several local and regional conservation organizations have come together to create the Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition, a four-county coalition of grass-roots conservation and environmental groups in Fayette, Westmoreland, Somerset and Cambria Counties. The purposes of the coalition will be to...