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.

Pittsburgh Blues N'at Presents Moreland & Arbuckle

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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

Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Gala

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Join us for PEC's annual gala celebrating the winners of the Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards.


Growing Greener Meetup

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PEC is co-sponsoring this event with PennEnvironment. Join us to learn how you can help preserve vital Growing Greener funding.
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is co-sponsoring this event with PennEnvironment.


Join us for an exciting opportunity to help protect Pennsylvania's great natural heritage on Monday, November 14 at 6 p.m. the Dickinson College campus in Carlisle.


New stream cleanup model?

Intelligencer Journal Lancaster writer Ad Crable looks at a new way to stop soil and fertilizer from being flushed down streams in several bay states.
October 17, 2011
Staff Writer


What may be the future of stream cleanup in the Chesapeake Bay is currently a wide swath of exposed dirt on a scenic West Lampeter Township farm.

With 20,000 cubic yards of soil scraped off Rocky Knoll Farm on a highly visible spot along Route 222, it's no wonder people have been peppering the newspaper and township offices with questions, most of them concerned that it might be for a new development that would mar the pastoral landscape.

2010 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence

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Join PEC and DEP at this dinner celebration as we honor the recipients of the 2010 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence.

Click below to watch PA DEP Secretary John Hanger's remarks:

Researchers encouraged by biomass crop growth on abandoned mine lands

PEC and PennState representatives led about 50 people on a Field Day tour of abandoned mine land being used to grow biofuels, with help from poultry manure.
October 10, 2009

By Chris Torres, Staff Writer for Lancaster Farming

PINE GROVE, Pa. - Nearly 180,000 acres of Pennsylvania mine land sit abandoned, relics of an old mining industry that used to dominate areas like Schuylkill County and an area of northeastern Pennsylvania referred to by many as "the coal regions."

With much of the area's land depleted of the necessary nutrients to support plant life, it has little use other than possibly putting buildings on it.

Lehigh Valley EAC Conference

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PEC's EAC Network presents the Lehigh Valley Conference. Environmental Advisory Council members are invited to network and learn from others in the region.

Northampton County Community College
Fowler Center
511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.
Room 605
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

TOPICS and sessions include (click here for full agenda):