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PEC Expresses Concerns With House Bill 568

PEC Expresses Concerns With House Bill 568

September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 To: Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Re: Concerns with House Bill 568 (P.N. 3705) Dear Representatives: I am writing to you to express the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s concerns with HB 568 (Evankovich), which is currently...

PEC Opposes Attempt to Reverse Rulemaking Protections

PEC Opposes Attempt to Reverse Rulemaking Protections

September 22, 2016

UPDATE: Upon further review of the proposed amendment, the amendment language would also prohibit the Department of Environmental Protection’s ability to require additional permitting requirements for well sites located in close proximity to schools or playgrounds. September 22, 2016 To:...

PEC Offers Support for House Resolution 908

PEC Offers Support for House Resolution 908

August 26, 2016

Today the Pennsylvania Environmental Council sent a letter of support to the General Assembly for House Resolution 908, which would direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct an exploratory study on industrial and commercial water withdrawal fees. The resolution...

PEC Opposes Environmental Riders to State Budget Legislation

PEC Opposes Environmental Riders to State Budget Legislation

July 11, 2016

Today the Senate quickly amended and passed legislation — Senate Bill 1229, a catch-all Administrative Code bill that accompanies the state budget – to include provisions that weaken proposed final regulations for unconventional oil and gas operations. Specifically, the amendments...

PEC Comments on State Parks’ Bill Vote

PEC Comments on State Parks’ Bill Vote

June 29, 2016

Contacts: Marci Mowery President, Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation mmowery-ppff@pa.net 717-236-7644 Davitt Woodwell President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council dwoodwell@pecpa.org 412-481-9400 Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Encourage Dialogue On Ways To Address Needs Of Pennsylvania’s State Parks Marci Mowery,...

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Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year

November 11, 2016

The public is invited to again vote online for the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced today. Waterways nominated for...

Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development
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Environmental Focus – Responsible Shale Development

October 25, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

In the latest Environmental Focus, we examine efforts to advance leading practices and safeguards for unconventional shale gas development. Interviewed are Susan LeGros, President and Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, and Davitt Woodwell, President of the...


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