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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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Pedal Power: Groups Look to Build on Millions of Dollars That Bike Trails Bring

September 21, 2016Tribune-Democrat

Members of environmental groups, nonprofits and state agencies, among others, gathered Tuesday at the Morguen Toole Company bed-and-breakfast in Meyersdale to learn how to support trail development in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society and...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 7: Gabi Hughes
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“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 7: Gabi Hughes

September 20, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Gabi Hughes, an environmental educator at the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, joins the podcast to discuss what led her to environmental education, her experience in the profession, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room to listen to the podcast’s first...

“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 6: Elena Meth
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“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 6: Elena Meth

September 20, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Elena Meth, an environmental studies/sociology and anthropology double major at Denison University joins the podcast to discuss how she developed her passion for the environment, her collegiate studies, the next generation of environmental stewards, and more. Visit PEC’s Audio Room...

Senate Passes Delaware River Basin Conservation Act
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Senate Passes Delaware River Basin Conservation Act

September 15, 2016

Press release from the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: Madeline Urbish Date: September 15, 2016 Phone: 609-400-3845 Today, the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act was passed by the U.S. Senate as part of a larger package...


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