Pennsylvania Environmental Council


PEC Supports HB343

Legislation would establish water well standards for Pennsylvania
September 26, 2014

PEC sent the following letter to the General Assembly in Support of HB343

September 26, 2014

To: Members of the PA Senate

From: John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council

RE: Support for House Bill 343 (P.N. 2004)

Dear Senators:

PEC Letter to PA Senate in Opposition to HB1565

Legislation would eliminate important buffer requirement.
September 30, 2014

PEC today sent the following communication to the PA Senate.

September 30, 2014

To: Members of the PA Senate
From: John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
RE: Opposition to House Bill 1565 (P.N. 4116)

Dear Senators:

PEC Partnerships

Letter from Davitt Woodwell to a member of PEC last month.
September 29, 2014

What follows is the body of a letter that Davitt Woodwell, President & CEO of PEC, sent to one of our members last month in response to a letter that questioned some of our partnerships and our honoring of some who are not always seen as the strongest of environmental advocates.

PEC and Partners Announce Energy for Power of 32 Conference

Registration now open! Early bird rate expires 11/7.

Thursday, December 11th, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh

Learn more and register at

Green Leasing

PEC began convening discussions with partner organizations in 2013 on how to use green leasing in Pittsburgh. We currently lead the Residential Green Lease Working Group of ReEnergize Pittsburgh and collaborate with Green Building Alliance and the Urban Redevelopment Authority on commercial green leasing efforts. While this work is currently focused in the Pittsburgh region, we hope to expand statewide.

Op-Ed: Mitigate the Methane

Pennsylvania must further limit emissions from natural gas development
May 19, 2014

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, By Cindy Dunn, Davitt Woodwell and Matt Watson

Pittsburgh Climate Initiative Updates Progress In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mayor's Office Press Release: Summary report shows more than half of plan recommendations in progress
April 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH, PA.— Two years after adoption of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2.0, Pittsburgh Climate Initiative (PCI) is pleased to announce that 23 of the 35 Community chapter recommendations have been completed or are in progress. More than thirty local organizations are currently involved in implementing these recommendations. All of the recommendations in the plan relate directly to actions or policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Blues N'at Presents Moreland & Arbuckle

Event Date: 
Thanks to everyone who made it out to Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Friends of the Riverfront's Pittsburgh Blues N'at Concert!

Thanks to everyone who came to Pittsburgh Blues N'at Presents Moreland & Arbuckle!

Sponsored by Pennsylvania Environmental Council & Friends of the Riverfront

Tree Pamphlets and web sites

Several very informative pamphlets and web sites were featured at the Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition conference on trees.  They are linked below:

Benefits of Trees, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Values of Trees, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Tree City USA, Arbor Day Foundation

Trees presentation links

Slide shows of presenters at the conference of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition on Oct. 29, 2013 are linked below.  Note: some slides shows may take a few minutes to download.