Press Releases

Category: Energy & Climate

Ohiopyle ‘Green Streets’ Ribbon Cutting

August 16, 2010

Curbs along parking areas direct stormwater runoff into bioswales, which throughout the project area have been planted with 1,321 perenials, 24 shubs and 48 trees.  The project beautifies the borough in the heart of Ohiopyle State Park while making parking more...

PEC to Testify at Marcellus Shale Hearing

May 11, 2010

Harrisburg, Pa. — John Walliser, Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, will testify at a hearing on water quality issues relating to the Marcellus Shale industry in Pennsylvania from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 14,...

Nominations sought for Partnership Awards & Thomas P. Shelburne Leadership Award

April 1, 2010

The Northeast Environmental Partners announce the “20th Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment” and are seeking a Call For Nominations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards and the Thomas P. Shelburne Award. The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania...

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...

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...

Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners Announce Award Recipients

September 11, 2009

“An Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment” – The Nineteenth Annual Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 5:00pm at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Rte 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Eight (8) Recipients of the Environmental Partnership...

Western PA Environmental Awards Winners & Lifetime Achievement Announced

May 28, 2009

Snakes and salamanders, wildlife and watersheds, and brownfields with a green future comprise the five area environmental programs that have been named as the winners of the 2009 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, announced yesterday by Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental...