Recent Press Releases

  • Making Pennsylvania a Model for Deep Decarbonization

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2017 Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email:   Making Pennsylvania a Model for Deep Decarbonization Climate Conference Brings Top Researchers & Experts to Pittsburgh in March Pittsburgh– National speakers and Pennsylvania-based...

    January 25, 2017
  • POWR announces 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available

    Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2017 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Sojourns must...

    January 25, 2017
  • Nominations Sought for Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

    NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS Winning Entries to Receive $5,000 Awards   Pittsburgh—If you have an exciting environmental project to improve your community, then the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion want to hear from you! Nominations are now being...

    January 12, 2017
  • 2017 River of the Year Winner Announced

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2017 MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Brady, DCNR: 717-705-2225; Janet Sweeney, POWR: 570-718-6507;   Allegheny Named Pennsylvania’s 2017 River of the Year Harrisburg, PA – Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania, and a...

    January 11, 2017

Recent PEC Blog Posts

  • Economizing the Environment

    Note: this post is part of a series highlighting PEC’s upcoming conference, Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future, March 15-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention center in downtown Pittsburgh. This piece was contributed by guest blogger Katrina M. Kelly of...

    February 17, 2017By: Katrina Kelly
  • An Update From the Watersheds Program

    An Update From the Watersheds Program

    PEC’s watersheds team has had a very busy fall and winter, working on a variety of projects including the initiation of Phase II planning for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), facilitating best practices workshops for members of the International...

    February 16, 2017By: Susan Myerov
  • Pennsylvania Legacies #25: DEP in Triage Mode

    Pennsylvania Legacies #25: DEP in Triage Mode

    Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017-2018 budget includes no substantial funding increase for the Department of Environmental Protection, an agency that’s been understaffed for more than a decade. As budget season gets underway, we look to former DEP Secretary David Hess for...

    February 11, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Recent PEC in the News Posts

  • Freeport to look at stadium use

    Freeport Borough could be deciding the future of venerable Swartz Memorial Stadium over the next few months. The borough will be receiving a $90,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, with Freeport kicking in $20,000 as...

    January 24, 2017Valley News Dispatch
  • Allegheny River voted Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2017

    The Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been voted the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The general public was invited to vote online Nov. 14-Dec.19, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, according to a press release...

    January 12,
  • Tri-County Rails to Trails to hold annual meeting

    BROCKWAY — Brockway finds itself in the unique – and enviable – position of having several trails converge in the community. Those trails could eventually blend with an ambitious effort to create a 1,400-mile Industrial Heartland Rail-to-Trail that will include...

    January 12, 2017The Courier-Express

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