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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,...

Even With Amendment, House Bill 2013 Hurts State Parks

Even With Amendment, House Bill 2013 Hurts State Parks

June 28, 2016

Dear Representatives, Senators, and Governor Wolf: House Bill 2013 has been amended (P.N. 3647). Even with this change, the legislation still represents a frontal assault on Pennsylvania’s state park system, and the very reasons that it has been so successful....

PEC Submits Letter to General Assembly in Support of State Parks

PEC Submits Letter to General Assembly in Support of State Parks

June 26, 2016

Dear Governor Wolf and Members of the General Assembly: The General Assembly has before it a bill, H.B. 2013 (P.N. 3575), that calls for the creation of a politically-appointed board to consider proposals for private development in state parks. The...

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PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”
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PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”

August 18, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: August 18, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8Video can’t be loaded: “Environmental Focus” Episode 12: Examining Pennsylvania’s Priorities (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8) Pittsburgh – The environmental priorities facing Pennsylvania and state regulators are the subject of discussion in...

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Energy Issues: In and Out of the Pa. Budget

July 19, 2016Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania’s fiscal year budget package creates a new tax credit for power plants that clean up and burn refuse coal piles; clarifies the state’s oil and gas conservation law and shifts funding for green buildings toward natural gas infrastructure development...

Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work
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Frawley Joins PEC, Provides Boost in Trail Development Work

July 11, 2016

Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Debra Frawley to its staff as a Program Coordinator for Trails and Recreation. Frawley comes to PEC having worked most recently as the Greenways Coordinator for...


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