Recent Press Releases

  • Nominations Sought for 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    Nominations Sought for 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2019   CONTACT: Sally Tarhi, Pennsylvania Environmental Council EMAIL: starhi@pecpa.org   Nominations Sought for Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards   Pittsburgh—If you have an exciting environmental project to improve your community, then the Pennsylvania Environmental Council...

    December 17, 2019
  • Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2020 River of the Year

    Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2020 River of the Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2019 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: jsweeney@pecpa.org   Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2020 River of the Year   Harrisburg, PA – The public is invited to again vote online for...

    December 9, 2019
  • Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grant Applications Open

    Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grant Applications Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2019   Contact: Marla Meyer Papernick, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Phone: 412-389-0178 Email: mpapernick@pecpa.org   Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grant Program Applications Open   Pittsburgh— The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has been awarded a grant from...

    November 26, 2019
  • 2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

    2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2019 CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: jsweeney@pecpa.org   2020 “River of the Year” Nominations Open   The nomination period is open through November 15, 2019 and then selected nominations will be...

    October 22, 2019

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #116

    Pennsylvania Legacies #116

    The Circuit Trails initiative is starting 2020 with a full slate of projects and a hefty funding boost courtesy of Montgomery County. We talk with Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Circuit advocate and chair of Montco’s Board of Commissioners, and PEC’s own...

    February 21, 2020By: Josh Raulerson
  • ARRI Featured in Washington Post

    ARRI Featured in Washington Post

    For 25 years, he oversaw the process that may represent humans’ best attempt to date at total annihilation of land: strip-mining and mountaintop-removal mining of coal… Angel, born and raised in the same eastern Kentucky mountains that have been devastated...

    February 17, 2020By: Josh Raulerson
  • Within Reach

    Within Reach

    First, the bad news: oil and gas facilities are emitting huge volumes of methane – the primary component of natural gas – into the atmosphere. The climate impact of those emissions is many times greater than that of carbon dioxide,...

    February 10, 2020By: Pennsylvania Environmental Council
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #115

    Pennsylvania Legacies #115

    The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) provides support for community watershed organizations to build capacity and coordinate more effectively with one another. This spring they’re taking their show on the road, with regional workshops planned for six locations...

    February 7, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Lackawanna River voted 2020’s River of the Year

    HARRISBURG — A vibrant, cold-water “Class A” fishery in its middle and upper reaches, and a waterway that attracts more paddlers every year, the Lackawanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the state’s 2020 River of the Year. “Emerging...

    February 25, 2020Abington Journal
  • Nominations sought for environmental awards

    PITTSBURGH — If you have an exciting environmental project to improve your community, then the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy want to hear from you. Nominations are now being sought for the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, given annually...

    January 14, 2020Altoona Mirror
  • Manko Gold selects first female managing partner

    [PEC Board Chair] Carol F. McCabe has become the fifth managing partner — and first woman — to lead environmental and energy law firm Manko Gold Katcher & Fox in its 30-year history. She succeeds Jonathan Spergel who led the...

    January 3, 2020Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Nominations open for Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    In 2019, Murrysville officials retrofitted a half-dozen storm water detention ponds, with plans to do the same for about a dozen more. That’s precisely the type of project that should be nominated for a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, given annually...

    January 3, 2020Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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