Davitt Woodwell



Davitt Woodwell is President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). Working with PEC since 1991, Woodwell took a leave of absence during 2000 and 2001 to serve as Executive Director of the Riverlife Task Force that developed a master plan for Pittsburgh’s waterfronts and proposed the creation of the new “Three Rivers Park.” Woodwell’s current work at PEC focuses on issues including deep decarbonization of Pennsylvania’s electricity grid, shale gas development, and trail and riverfront development.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Woodwell is currently a member of the board of the Center for Responsible Shale Development. He also serves on the PA DCNR Natural Gas Advisory Committee, DCNR’s Ecosystem Management Advisory Committee, and DEP’s Steering Committee for the state’s Chesapeake Bay Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan.

Woodwell has participated in the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulatory negotiation on the special protection waters program and served on the Pittsburgh Ozone Stakeholder Working Group. He also served on the Allegheny County Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee, the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics’ Marcellus Shale Roundtable, the Governor’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, and the Governor’s Commission on Greenways. At PEC he has also served as Executive Vice President for Western Pennsylvania, Director of the Western Pennsylvania office, and Staff Attorney.