Press Releases

Category: Energy & Climate
WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh

WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh

May 22, 2015

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN

PEC Launches “Environmental Focus” TV Talk Show on PCN

April 30, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: April 30, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] can’t be loaded: Environmental Focus 05/03/15 (   Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), a statewide nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, announced that it will produce a monthly,...

Act 54 4th Five Year Report

Act 54 4th Five Year Report

March 17, 2015

On March 17, PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell delivered the following comments to the PA Department of Environmental Protection Citizens Advisory Council on the most recent five year report on the effects of underground coal mining:

DEP Seeks Nominations for Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

January 30, 2015

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary John Quigley has invited individuals and organizations throughout the Commonwealth to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions,...

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...

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...