Recent Press Releases

  • 2022 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

    For Immediate Release: October 18, 2021 Contact: Janet Sweeney [email protected] (570) 718-6507   2022 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted from October 19, 2021 Through November 15, 2021 Luzerne – Pennsylvania nonprofit...

    October 19, 2021
  • Northeast Environmental Partners Announce Award Recipients

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021 NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners CONTACT: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council PHONE: 570-718-6507 EMAIL: [email protected]   NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS ANNOUNCE AWARD RECIPIENTS Luzerne – The Northeast Environmental Partners, which is comprised of the...

    September 21, 2021
  • PEC Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2021   Pennsylvania Environmental Council Receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative Pittsburgh, PA— Today, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) was awarded $50,000 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to assess the feasibility of...

    September 16, 2021

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Pennsylvania Legacies #157

    Pennsylvania Legacies #157

    From the formation of fossil fuel deposits to the tectonic ballet that gave us the Appalachian Mountains, geologic events occurring hundreds of millions of years ago made the Keystone State what it is today. These events also created the distinctive...

    December 3, 2021By: Lily Jones
  • Recognizing Environmental Leadership in NEPA

    Recognizing Environmental Leadership in NEPA

    After last year’s successful virtual dinner, the Northeast Environmental Partners — the Pennsylvania DCNR, Pennsylvania DEP, PEC, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University — decided to host the 2021 Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner virtually as...

    November 30, 2021By: Lily Jones
  • Growing Mussels for Healthier Waterways

    Growing Mussels for Healthier Waterways

    Bartram’s Garden, the 2021 Recipient of PEC’s “Special Places” Environmental Partnership Award, is already an important resource for Southwest Philadelphia and the greater Philly area. Its riverfront campus includes historic buildings and gardens, an arboretum, and a community farm focused...

    November 22, 2021By: Lily Jones
  • Mapping Pennsylvania’s Orphan Wells

    Mapping Pennsylvania’s Orphan Wells

    The first commercial oil well in the U.S. was drilled in western Pennsylvania in 1859. Since then, thousands of oil and gas wells have been drilled across the state. About 96,000 wells were active and producing as of last year,...

    November 18, 2021By: Lily Jones

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • NEPA Tail on the Trail brings cyclists out to celebrate Biketober

    WILKES-BARRE — Local cycling enthusiasts were encouraged to get their “tail on the trail” Saturday morning as part of Biketober, hosted at the Nesbitt Park boat launch. The phrasing is intentional; Saturday’s event was hosted by NEPA Tail on the...

    October 23, 2021Times Leader
  • Largest U.S. aluminum producer releases net-zero plan

    Aluminum giant Alcoa Corp. announced a new target yesterday to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions globally by 2050, joining other major metal producers in committing to decarbonize their operations. Alcoa, the largest U.S. aluminum producer, said its plan includes “Scope...

    October 5, 2021E&E News
  • What in the world is the Susquehanna River Water Trail?

    The mighty Susquehanna River is recognized in Pennsylvania for many reasons, but few identify our treasured river for its very special state recognition as Pennsylvania’s largest water trail system. The Susquehanna River Water Trail runs over 500 miles throughout the...

    September 24,

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