Press Releases

PEC Applauds City of Philadelphia Green Building Law

January 19, 2010

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) applauds the City of Philadelphia’s green building law (Bill 080025), signed today by Mayor Michael Nutter. “Two years ago when PEC released the report Building Green: Overcoming Barriers in Philadelphia, our most important...

PEC Announces Marcellus Shale Policy Conference

January 11, 2010

Marcellus Shale Policy Conference May 3 & 4, 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania If you have a stake in the development of regulatory policy and decision-making pertaining to Marcellus shale gas production in Pennsylvania, then you should attend this important conference! The...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council turns 40!

January 11, 2010

Harrisburg, Pa.  — The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), one of Pennsylvania’s oldest and most respected voices on environmental issues, today marked its 40th anniversary of service. PEC was founded three months prior to the first Earth Day as part of...

Yeadon Borough’s Solution to Soggy Days

December 8, 2009

Yeadon Borough and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) celebrated the completion of the Borough’s Urban Stormwater Demonstration Projects on Monday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zk0uGVqqoUIVideo can’t be loaded: Yeadon Boro BMP FINAL.wmv (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zk0uGVqqoUI) PEC, an advocate and technical advisor...

Watershed Implementation Plan for Pine Creek finalized

November 5, 2009

The Council’s western Pa., office has completed a Watershed Implementation Plan for the Pine Creek Watershed located in Allegheny County. The goal of the plan was to determine how best to reduce the nonpoint source pollutant loads in this watershed....

Fire Sale

October 9, 2009

Unable, after a hundred days, to balance the budget, the Senate, House and Gov. Rendell have put a sign on our State Forest lands saying “Fire Sale. Must sell.” One of the last unresolved issues is the proposal to lease...

Action Alert: Make Your Voice Heard on the State Budget

September 28, 2009

Heading into our fourth month without a budget, the alleged light at the end of the tunnel is proving itself to be on oncoming train for those who care about the environment. The framework deal envisioned by the Governor and...