Summary Information
Title: Pennsylvania Environmental Council Collection
Collection Number: AIS.1999.18
Creator: Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

Collection Dates: 1970-1999
Extent: 78.75 linear feet (33 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
Founded in 1969, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) become a group dedicated to legislative action regarding the environment and amassed a large amount of material pertaining to environmental issues. The collection contains information acquired by the PEC throughout the 1970s-1990s on issues relevant to their policies and actions (i.e., acid rain, air pollution, energy, hazardous materials, land, pesticides, transportation, water, and the wetlands). The information collected by PEC takes the form of news clippings, articles, correspondence, publications and pamphlets. PEC also published their own newsletters relevant to ongoing legislation regarding environmental issues. The PEC remains an active organization today.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

November 2009
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Shelley Byron.
Revision Description:
August 2013:
Added Series IX. Videotapes to the collection.

History

The environmental movement in the United States took hold during the 1960s at a time when college campuses across the country were taking part in Earth Day celebrations. There was a renewed focus on the issues and the current state of the environment. In 1969, a small number of conservationists joined together to take action on behalf of the environment in Pennsylvania. This group saw the need for a statewide citizen's organization that had the capability to link activities of prior organizations including watershed associations, Audubon societies, garden clubs and conservancies, Trout Unlimited, the Sierra Club, the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, and the League of Women Voters. This organization was named the Pennsylvania Environmental Coordinating Council and was later changed to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC).

In October 1969, it was decided that the Pennsylvania Environmental Council was to become the group dedicated to legislative action. The PEC incorporated into their mission a lobbying group for environmental protection legislation and regulations. Their counterpart, the Environmental Planning and Information Center (EPIC), was to serve as more of a tax exempt research/information group. At the time of this split, both groups were incorporated into the Pennsylvania system in January 1970.

Although PEC and EPIC existed as separate entities, they worked closely together on various issues. The physical separation only existed for the purpose of cooperating with federal tax laws. PEC and EPIC worked out of the same office and slowly grew as an organization.

PEC used lobbying techniques to pass environmental legislation through the Pennsylvania government. In addition, the PEC also published their own newsletters such as, News and Views, which alerted citizens of upcoming environmental meetings and current legislative issues of environmental concern. PEC and EPIC also presented conferences on environmental policies and issues to relay information to the people on the current state of affairs. The information portrayed at the conferences included the environmental issues dealing with air, water, solid waste, land protection, education, population, growth, surface mining, and toxic waste.

PEC successfully expanded as an organization throughout the 1970s through the presentation of these conferences, newsletters, lobbying, and seminars. In 1973, EPIC was renamed the Pennsylvania Environmental Research Foundation. Then, in the mid-1980s, the Pennsylvania Environmental Research Foundation merged into the PEC and the two groups became known simply as the PEC. The merging of these two sections of Pennsylvania's environmental organizations created the version of the PEC as it functions today "joining policy work with on-the-ground education projects" (PEC).

Throughout the 1970s and into the beginning of the 1980s, PEC had a number of primary activities. PEC aimed to bring all environmental issues to the surface in Pennsylvania and address them each accordingly. Once an environmental issue was surfaced, PEC aimed for the passage of legislation and regulation for that issue. Legislation, such as the Flood Plain Control Act passed in October 1978, was passed successfully because of consistent lobbying on behalf of PEC.

PEC has not changed its approach to environmental issues. PEC has become an informational source on environmental issues and policy. Today, PEC provides various informative programs. In addition, the organization has grown from one original office to five and is now staffed by 33 members.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) collection details the environmental movement and its impact in Pennsylvania throughout the 1970s and 1990s. A large segment of the materials in the collection are information files that have been gathered by members of the PEC on issues pertinent to Pennsylvania areas. Some of these issues include acid rain, air pollution, energy, hazardous materials, land, pesticides, transportation, waste, water, and the wetlands. Within each of these issues, the PEC collected documentation to detail how some materials were detrimental to the stability of the Pennsylvania environment. In addition, the PEC often published their own newsletters, handbooks, pamphlets, and articles to educate the public on legislative issues.

Today the PEC is still an effective lobbying organization often involved with legislative affairs. In 1999 the Archives Service Center received the PEC's earliest records documenting their activities from 1970 through the 1990s. In its entirety, this collection is full of research in the background of environmental issues and the active role the PEC has played in Pennsylvania's environmental movement.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following nine series:

Series I. Environmental Concerns

Series II. Workshops

Series III. Meetings/Conferences

Series IV. Legislation

Series V. Environmental Activities/Projects

Series VI. Department of Environmental Resources

Series VII. Handbooks/Policies

Series VIII. Publications

Series IX. Videotapes


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Acid rain -- Pennsylvania
  • Air -- Pollution -- Pennsylvania
  • Ecology -- Research
  • Environmental law -- Pennsylvania
  • Environmental policy -- Pennsylvania
  • Environmental protection -- Pennsylvania
  • Environmentalism -- Pennsylvania
  • Environmentalists -- Pennsylvania
  • Green movement -- Pennsylvania
  • Hazardous wastes -- Pennsylvania
  • Nonprofit organizations -- Pennsylvania
  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- Pennsylvania
  • Water -- Pollution -- Pennsylvania
  • Wetlands -- Pennsylvania

Corporate Names
  • Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
  • Pennsylvania. Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Pennsylvania. Department of Environmental Resources.

Genres/Forms
  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Newsletters
  • Pamphlets

Category
  • Associations
  • Environment

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Andrew McElvaine in August 1999.

Preferred Citation:

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Collection, 1970-1998, AIS.1999.18, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Shelley Byron in October 2009. The AV material was added in August 2013.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.


Collection Inventory

Series I. Environmental Concerns 1971-1999

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has collected an ample amount of material regarding environmental issues concerning the Pennsylvania region. Included within the material are brochures, news clippings, informational booklets, correspondence, and journal articles. This series reflects PEC's research interests and gives evidence to their views on certain environmental conditions in Pennsylvania. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.


Box 1
Folder 1 Acid Rain-General Information, 1980-1987
Folder 2 Acid Rain-General Information, 1982-1993
Folder 3 Acid Rain-General Information, 1986-1988
Folder 4 Acid Rain-General Information, 1980-1984
Folder 5 Acid Rain-Bibliography, 1984-1985
Folder 6 Acid Rain-Canada, 1982-1988
Folder 7 Acid Rain-Causes of Emissions, 1980-1985
Folder 8 Acid Rain-Control, 1982-1988
Folder 9 Acid Rain-Co-firing, undated
Folder 10 Acid Rain-Effect on Aquatic Organisms, 1984-1988
Folder 11 Acid Rain-Effect on Forest/Agriculture, 1984-1991
Folder 12 Acid Rain-Effects on Human Health, 1988-1990
Folder 13 Acid Rain-Effect on Water, 1980-1990
Folder 14 Acid Rain-Types of Non-Rain, 1983
Folder 15 Acid Rain-Workshops, 1983
Folder 16 Air Pollution-General Information, 1988-1991
Folder 17 Air Pollution-General Information, 1980-1991
Folder 18 Air Pollution-General Information, 1983-1989
Folder 19 Air Pollution-Cars and Emissions, 1982-1993
Folder 20 Air Pollution-Clean Air Act, 1990
Folder 21 Air Pollution-Coke Plants, 1987-1991
Folder 22 Air Pollution-Global Warming, 1980-1989
Folder 23 Air Pollution-Global Warming, 1988-1991
Folder 24 Air Pollution-Global Warming, 1989-1992
Folder 25 Air Pollution-Health, 1993
Folder 26 Air Pollution-Non-road Engine and Vehicle Emission, 1991
Folder 27 Air Pollution-Philadelphia Data, 1987
Folder 28 Air Pollution-Radon, 1986-1992
Folder 29 Air Pollution-Radon, 1985-1988
Folder 30 Air Pollution-Radon News Clippings, 1985-1986
Folder 31 Air Pollution-Radon Services Directory, 1987-1993

Box 2
Folder 1 Air Pollution-Reports and Plans, 1982-1998
Folder 2 Air Pollution-Reports and Plans, 1983-1987
Folder 3 Air Pollution-Stratospheric Ozone, 1986-1989
Folder 4 Air Pollution-Urban Ozone, 1987-1992
Folder 5 Air Pollution-UV Light,
Folder 6 Air Quality-Information, 1993
Folder 7 Architecture-Sustainable, 1993
Folder 8 Billboards, 1993
Folder 9 Biodiversity, 1988-1989
Folder 10 Biodiversity, undated
Folder 11 Clothing, 1993
Folder 12 Coastlines-New Jersey, 1993
Folder 13 Delaware Valley Data, 1991-1992
Folder 14 Delaware Valley Data, 1989-1991
Folder 15 Eco-Tourism, 1994
Folder 16 Endangered Species, 1994
Folder 17 Electromagnetic Fields, 1992
Folder 18 Electromagnetic Radiation, 1991
Folder 19 Energy, 1985-1993
Folder 20 Energy, 1988-1991
Folder 21 Energy-Alternative Fuels, 1989-1993
Folder 22 Energy-Appliances, 1985-1987
Folder 23 Energy-Co-generation, 1986-1992
Folder 24 Energy-Coal, Centralia, 1983-1984
Folder 25 Energy-Coal, 1985-1992
Folder 26 Energy-Coal, 1983-1987
Folder 27 Energy-Coal, Slurry Pipeline, 1983
Folder 28 Energy-Coal, Surface Mining, 1976-1978
Folder 29 Energy-Coal, Deep Mining, 1992
Folder 30 Energy-Coal, Surface Mining, 1979-1987
Folder 31 Energy-Coal, Subsidence, 1979-1986
Folder 32 Energy-Coal, Technology Project, 1993
Folder 33 Energy-Coal, Conservation, 1987-1990

Box 3
Folder 1 Energy-Conservation, 1983-1991
Folder 2 Energy-Conservation, Least Cost Alternative, 1989
Folder 3 Energy-Culm Burning, 1989
Folder 4 Energy-Education, 1982-1991
Folder 5 Energy-Facility, 1978-1981
Folder 6 Energy-Mine Reclamation, 1984-1988
Folder 7 Energy-Publications, 1981-1991
Folder 8 Energy-Mass Transportation, 1990-1991
Folder 9 Energy-Nuclear, 1987-1993
Folder 10 Energy-Nuclear, 1982-1989
Folder 11 Energy-Nuclear, Limmerick, 1987-1988
Folder 12 Energy-Oil, Offshore Drilling, Alaska Center for the Environment, 1987
Folder 13 Energy-Oil, Offshore Drilling, 1990-1991
Folder 14 Energy-Oil and Gas Pollution, 1987-1990
Folder 15 Energy-Oil and Gas, 1990-1998
Folder 16 Energy-Renewable, 1988-1989
Folder 17 Energy-Solar, 1988-1992
Folder 18 Energy-Solar, 1990
Folder 19 Energy-Synthetic Fuel, 1982-1985
Folder 20 Environmental Education, 1987-1988
Folder 21 Environmental Education, 1985-1998
Folder 22 Environmental Education, 1987-1988
Folder 23 Environmental/Occupational Health, 1990-1992
Folder 24 Environmental Resources Inventory, undated
Folder 25 Environmental Shopping, 1991
Folder 26 Farmland Preservation, 1987
Folder 27 Flood Insurance, 1993
Folder 28 Food, 1985-1993
Folder 29 Food Irradiation, 1988-1992
Folder 30 Graphic Arts-Environmentally Friendly, 1989
Folder 31 Green Business, 1991-1992
Folder 32 Greenwire, 1994
Folder 33 Hazardous Materials-Above Ground Storage Tanks, 1993
Folder 34 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, 1987-1994

Box 4
Folder 1 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Asbestos, 1979-1988
Folder 2 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Asbestos, 1979-1994
Folder 3 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Asbestos, 1983-1988
Folder 4 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Benzene, 1988-1989
Folder 5 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Dioxin, 1983-1993
Folder 6 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, EPA Emergency Preparedness, 1988-1991
Folder 7 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Heavy Metals, 1974-1992
Folder 8 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Heavy Metals, 1973-1987
Folder 9 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Right to Know, 1988
Folder 10 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Right to Know, 1988
Folder 11 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Fiberglass, 1976-1987
Folder 12 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Flourocarbons, 1989-1992
Folder 13 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Formaldehyde, 1986-1987
Folder 14 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, General, 1991
Folder 15 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Methylene Chloride, 1986
Folder 16 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Naptha, 1985
Folder 17 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, National Toxic Program Status Report, 1992-1994
Folder 18 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, PCBs, 1981-1983
Folder 19 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, PCBs, 1982-1987
Folder 20 Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Perchloroethylene, 1986
Folder 21 Hazardous Materials-Transportation, 1986-1988
Folder 22 Hazardous Materials-Underground Storage Tanks, 1988-1993
Folder 23 Hazardous Materials-Underground Storage Tanks, 1985-1987
Folder 24 Land-Agriculture, 1987-1993
Folder 25 Land-Erosion and Sedimentation, 1981-1991
Folder 26 Land-Forestry, 1990-1993
Folder 27 Land-Forestry, pamphlets, 1996
Folder 28 Land-Forestry, Parks, 1989-1991
Folder 29 Land-Forestry, Parks, 1985-1992
Folder 30 Land-Parks, Governor's Conference, 1987
Folder 31 Land-Publications, undated

Box 5
Folder 1 Land-Rain Forest, 1987-1992
Folder 2 Land-Redevelopment, 10000 Friends, 1997
Folder 3 Land-Redevelopment, Greenspace Alliance, 1996-1999
Folder 4 Land-Redevelopment, Pamphlets, 1998-1999
Folder 5 Land-Soil Contamination, 1992
Folder 6 Land-Tree Ordinances and Inventory, 1987-1991
Folder 7 Magnetic Levitation, undated
Folder 8 NAFTA, 1993
Folder 9 National Gypsy Moth, 1982-1994
Folder 10 Non-Point Source Pollution, 1985-1992
Folder 11 Non-Point Source Pollution, 1990
Folder 12 Nutrient Management, 1994
Folder 13 Ocean Pollution, 1988
Folder 14 Pesticides-Alternatives, 1990-1992
Folder 15 Pesticides-Alternatives, 1987-1990
Folder 16 Pesticides-Articles, 1984-1989
Folder 17 Pesticides, 1983-1993
Folder 18 Pesticides-Disposal, 1983
Folder 19 Pesticides-EPA Toxic Program 33/50, 1991-1992
Folder 20 Pesticide-Facts and Guides, 1987-1988
Folder 21 Pesticides-Health, 1988-1992
Folder 22 Pesticides-Individual, 1988
Folder 23 Pesticides-Lawn Care, 1990
Folder 24 Pesticides-Legislation/Registration, 1971-1987
Folder 25 Pesticides-Publications, 1986-1988
Folder 26 Pesticides-Use in Forest, undated
Folder 27 Pesticides-Water Pollution 1987
Folder 28 Pollution-Prevention, 1990-1991
Folder 29 Population Data, 1990-1997
Folder 30 Population Data, 1973, 1984
Folder 31 Recreation, 1979
Folder 32 Recreation, undated
Folder 33 Risk Assessment, 1990-1992
Folder 34 Risk Assessment, 1985-1987
Folder 35 Risk Assessment, 1983-1999
Folder 36 Sustainable Development, 1992-1994
Folder 37 Sustainable Development, 1991-1992
Folder 38 Transportation-Air Quality, 1993
Folder 39 Transportation-Car Pooling, 1993
Folder 40 Transportation-Car Use Reduction, 1993
Folder 41 Transportation-Congestion, 1992
Folder 42 Transportation-Cost Commuting, 1991-1992
Folder 43 Transportation-Decentralization, 1988

Box 6
Folder 1 Transportation-Environment, undated
Folder 2 Transportation-Gas Tax, undated
Folder 3 Transportation-General, 1989-1994
Folder 4 Transportation-Idling, 1993
Folder 5 Transportation-Land Use, undated
Folder 6 Transportation-Legislation, 1990-1993
Folder 7 Transportation-Low Emission Vehicles, 1989-1990
Folder 8 Transportation-National Trends, 1993
Folder 9 Transportation-SEPTA, 1989-1990
Folder 10 Transportation Tab, undated
Folder 11 Waste, 1982, 1988
Folder 12 Waste-Hazardous, 1993
Folder 13 Waste-Hazardous, 1981-1985
Folder 14 Waste-Hazardous Household, 1980-1994
Folder 15 Waste-Hazardous Household, 1982-1985
Folder 16 Waste-Hazardous Household, 1985-1989
Folder 17 Waste-Hazardous Household, 1985-1988
Folder 18 Waste-Hazardous Household, 1986-1988
Folder 19 Waste-Hazardous Household, Aerosols, 1986
Folder 20 Waste-Hazardous Household, Batteries, undated
Folder 21 Waste-Hazardous Household, Cleaners, 1988-1993
Folder 22 Waste-Hazardous Household, Cosmetics, 1985
Folder 23 Waste-Hazardous Household, Darkroom, undated
Folder 24 Waste-Hazardous Household, Paint, 1992-1993
Folder 25 Waste-Hazardous Household, PCB/CFC, 1991
Folder 26 Waste-Hazardous Household, Pesticides, undated
Folder 27 Waste-Hazardous Household, Pets, 1993
Folder 28 Waste-Hazardous Household, Solvents, 1979
Folder 29 Waste-Hazardous Household, Wine/Beer, 1987
Folder 30 Waste-Hazardous Management, 1987-1988
Folder 31 Waste-Hazardous Management, 1988
Folder 32 Waste-Hazardous Management, undated
Folder 33 Waste-Hazardous Management, 1985-1986
Folder 34 Waste-Hazardous Management, 1982-1987
Folder 35 Waste-Hazardous Management, 1982-1985
Folder 36 Waste-Hazardous Management, Center for Hazardous Materials Research, 1987-1988
Folder 37 Waste-Hazardous Management, Deep Well Injection, 1985, 1987
Folder 38 Waste-Hazardous Management, Directory Promotional Brochures, 1980-1984
Folder 39 Waste-Hazardous Management, Incineration, 1986-1993
Folder 40 Waste-Hazardous Management, Landfilling, 1983-1991

Box 7
Folder 1 Waste-Hazardous Management, Ocean Incineration, 1984-1986
Folder 2 Waste-Hazardous Management, Pamphlets, undated
Folder 3 Waste-Hazardous Management, Pennsylvania, 1985-1986
Folder 3 Waste-Hazardous Management, Pennsylvania, 1985, 1986, 1989
Folder 4 Waste-Hazardous Management, Pennsylvania, 1986
Folder 5 Waste-Hazardous Management, Pennsylvania, 1985-1987
Folder 6 Waste-Hazardous Management, Recycling, 1980-1992
Folder 7 Waste-Hazardous Management, Recycling Oil, 1990-1992
Folder 8 Waste-Hazardous Management, Recycling Oil, undated
Folder 9 Waste-Hazardous Management, Reduction, 1986-1988
Folder 10 Waste-Hazardous Management, Reduction, 1988
Folder 11 Waste-Hazardous Management, Reduction, 1985
Folder 12 Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1979-1989
Folder 13 Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1981, 1985
Folder 14 Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1981-1988
Folder 15 Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1980-1987
Folder 16 Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1979-1991
Folder 17 Waste-Hazardous Management, Treatment, 1987, 1991
Folder 18 Waste-Hazardous, Public Participation, 1981
Folder 19 Waste-Hazardous, Public Participation, 1986
Folder 20 Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive High-Level 1987-1989
Folder 21 Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level 1987-1993
Folder 21 Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level, 1988-1991
Folder 22 Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level, 1987-1989

Box 8
Folder 1 Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level Management, undated
Folder 2 Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low Level Management, 1986-1994
Folder 3 Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low Level Management Siting, 1986-1993
Folder 4 Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level Management Siting, 1991, 1985
Folder 5 Waste-Hazardous, Small Quantity Generators, 1987-1988
Folder 6 Waste-Hazardous, Small Quantity Generators, 1984-1986
Folder 7 Waste-Hazardous, Small Quantity Generators 1986-1988
Folder 8 Waste-Hazardous, Small Quantity Generators, 1985
Folder 9 Waste-Hazardous, Superfund, 1993-1994
Folder 10 Waste-Hazardous, Superfund, 1985-1991
Folder 11 Waste-Hazardous, Superfund, 1983-1985
Folder 12 Waste-Hazardous, Superfund Sites in Pennsylvania, 1985-1990
Folder 13 Waste-Hazardous, Superfund Sites in Pennsylvania, 1983-1986
Folder 14 Waste-Hazardous, Superfund Sites in Pennsylvania, 1985-1989
Folder 15 Waste-Hazardous, Superfund in the States, 1983-1986
Folder 16 Waste-Hazardous, Superfund in the States, 1985
Folder 17 Waste-Household Collection Programs, 1981-1993
Folder 18 Waste-Household Collection Programs, 1986, 1987, 1989
Folder 19 Waste-Infectious, 1988-1991
Folder 20 Waste-Management, 1988
Folder 21 Waste-Management, 1980, 1983, 1986
Folder 22 Waste-Solid, 1989-1992
Folder 23 Waste-Solid Management, 1988-1991

Box 9
Folder 1 Waste-Solid Management, 1985-1989
Folder 2 Waste-Solid Management Composting, 1990-1991
Folder 3 Waste-Solid Management Co-Compositing, 1986-1992
Folder 4 Waste-Solid Management Co-Disposal, 1984-1985
Folder 5 Waste-Solid Management Disposable Diapers, 1990
Folder 6 Waste-Solid Management Facility Financing, 1985, 1987
Folder 7 Waste-Solid Management Facility Permitting, undated
Folder 8 Waste-Solid Management Facility Siting, 1984-1985, 1994
Folder 9 Waste-Solid Management Facility Siting, Lawrence County Ordinance, 1988
Folder 10 Waste-Solid Management Landfills, 1985
Folder 11 Waste-Solid Management Landfills, 1987-1991
Folder 12 Waste-Solid Management Landfills, Photographs, undated
Folder 13 Waste-Solid Management, ORFA, 1987-1988
Folder 14 Waste-Solid Management Packaging, 1981, 1990-1992
Folder 15 Waste-Solid Management Pennsylvania, 1987-1991
Folder 16 Waste-Solid Management Pennsylvania, undated
Folder 17 Waste-Solid Management Philadelphia, 1987-1991
Folder 18 Waste-Solid Management Philadelphia, 1987-1988
Folder 19 Waste-Solid Management Philadelphia, Trash to Stream 1987-1988
Folder 20 Waste-Solid Management, RCRA Reauthorization, 1991-1992
Folder 21 Waste-Solid Management Recycling, 1989-1992
Folder 22 Waste-Solid Management Recycling, 1986-1991
Folder 23 Waste-Solid Management Recycling, 1985-1990
Folder 24 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Aluminum, 1986-1993
Folder 25 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Appliances, 1992
Folder 26 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Aseptic Drink Boxes, 1991-1992
Folder 27 Waste-Solid Management Recycling at Work, 1990
Folder 28 Waste-Solid Management Recycling in Apartments/Condos 1990-1992
Folder 29 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Batteries, 1988, 1992-1993
Folder 30 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Christmas Trees, undated
Folder 31 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Glass, 1987-1991
Folder 32 Waste-Solid Management Recycling in Institutions, 1990-1992
Folder 33 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Legislation, 1994

Box 10
Folder 1 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Metals, 1990-1991
Folder 2 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Newspaper Clippings, 1987-1996
Folder 3 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Paper, 1989-1991
Folder 4 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Plastic, 1990-1995
Folder 5 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Plastic, 1986-1990
Folder 6 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Plastic, 1985-1990
Folder 7 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Polystyrene, 1989-1990
Folder 8 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Polystyrene, 1991
Folder 9 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Polystyrene, 1989-1990
Folder 10 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Textiles, 1992
Folder 11 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Tires, 1986, 1989
Folder 12 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Tires, 1989-1992
Folder 13 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Working Programs, 1984, 1986
Folder 14 Waste-Solid Management Recycling Working Programs, 1986, 1987
Folder 15 Waste-Solid Recycling Market Development, 1991-1993
Folder 16 Waste-Solid Management Reduction, 1987-1988
Folder 17 Water, 1988-1998
Folder 18 Water-Drinking, 1993
Folder 19 Water-Drinking, 1985-1991
Folder 20 Water-Drinking, 1977-1988
Folder 21 Water-Drinking, 1985, 1992
Folder 22 Water-Drinking Legislation, Safe Drinking Water Act, 1984-1986, 1976
Folder 23 Water-Drinking Proposed Legislation, 1990
Folder 24 Water-Drought, 1984, 1991

Box 1
Folder 317 Water-Ground, 1988-1993
Folder 2 Water-Ground, 1980-1987
Folder 3 Water-Ground, 1988-1992
Folder 4 Water-Ground, 1986
Folder 5 Water-Ground 1986-1988
Folder 6 Water-Ground, 1985-1989
Folder 7 Water-Ground, 1985-1990
Folder 8 Water-Ground, Cleanup Alternatives, 1985
Folder 9 Water-Ground, Effects on Coal Mining, 1982-1993
Folder 10 Water-Ground, Office of Ground Water Protection, 1984, 1988
Folder 11 Water-Ground, Southeast Pennsylvania, (1981, 1983)
Folder 12 Water-Ground, Southwest Pennsylvania, 1977. 1985
Folder 13 Water-Ground, Southwest Pennsylvania, 1973, 1984-1985
Folder 14 Water-Mon Oil Spill, 1988, 1991
Folder 15 Water-Ocean Dumping, 1986-1991
Folder 16 Water-Pamphlets, 1995-1996
Folder 17 Water-Residual Graywater, 1993
Folder 18 Water-Schuylkill River Wild and Scenic Rivers Study, 1976
Folder 19 Water-Surface, Chesapeake Bay, 1988-1990
Folder 20 Water-Surface, Chesapeake Bay, 1986,1988
Folder 21 Water-Surface, Chesapeake Bay, 1990-1991
Folder 22 Water-Surface, Chesapeake Bay, 1988-1991
Folder 23 Water-Surface, Chlorine, 1993
Folder 24 Water-Surface, Coastal Land Management, undated
Folder 25 Water-Surface, Coastal Zone Management, 1991
Folder 26 Water-Surface, Coastal Zone Management Act, 1990
Folder 27 Water-Surface, Delaware Estuary, 1987
Folder 28 Water-Surface, Delaware River, 1983
Folder 29 Water-Surface, F.E. Walter Reservoir, 1986, 1988

Box 12
Folder 1 Water-Surface, Great Lakes, 1986-1987
Folder 2 Water-Surface, Nutrient Loading 1988-1993
Folder 3 Water-Surface, Pennsylvania Pumps, undated
Folder 4 Water-Surface, Pennsylvania Rivers, 1984, 1988
Folder 5 Water-Surface, Phosphate Ban, 1988
Folder 6 Water-Surface, Phosphate Detergent Effect on Pennsylvania Water, 1972
Folder 7 Water-Surface, Rivers, 1983, 1984, 1988
Folder 8 Water-Surface, Rivers/Lakes, 1977, 1989
Folder 9 Water-Surface, Scenic Rivers Program, 1989-1991
Folder 10 Water-Surface, Scenic Rivers Program, 1979, 1989
Folder 11 Water-Surface, Stormwater, 1988
Folder 12 Water-Surface, Stormwater Regulations, 1991-1992
Folder 13 Water-Surface, Usage/Management, undated
Folder 14 Water-Surface, Wastewater, 1982-1988
Folder 15 Water-Surface, Well Head Protection, 1990
Folder 16 Wetlands, 1993
Folder 17 Wetlands-Destruction/Lawsuits, 1988
Folder 18 Wetlands-Destruction/Lawsuits, 1986-1991
Folder 19 Wetlands-Federal Policy, 1988-1991
Folder 20 Wetlands-Meeting Group, 1989
Folder 21 Wetlands-Mitigation, 1989
Folder 22 Wetlands-Mr. Schmidt and Blue Route, 1989
Folder 23 Wetlands-Ordinances and Legislation, 1987-1988
Folder 24 Wetlands-Ordinances and Legislation, 1988
Folder 25 Wetlands-Regulations, 1989
Folder 26 Wetlands-Regulations, 1989
Folder 27 Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1988-1990
Folder 28 Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1989, 1990, 1993
Folder 29 Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1986-1990
Folder 30 Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1987-1991

Box 13
Folder 1 Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1985, 1987
Folder 2 Wetlands-Water Obstruction Permit, 1986-1990
Folder 3 Wildlife, undated
Folder 4 Wildlife, undated
Folder 5 Wildlife, 1986-1988

Series II. Workshops 1988-1992

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is an active organization. Not only do they lobby for legislation in the Pennsylvania legislature, but they reach out to the public in informative sessions about environmental topics. The goals of these sessions are to gain support for the environmental legislation, and to educate the public on numerous environmental issues. Some of the sessions are administered by the PEC while other sessions are attended by PEC members. A majority of these sessions were held in cooperation with the Institute for Cooperation in Environmental Management (ICEM). This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Folder 6 Acid Rain, October 27, 1988
Folder 7 Air-Reading Materials, September 21, 1989
Folder 8 Air Quality, 1989-1990
Folder 9 Air Quality Forum Planning Committee, December 5, 1990
Folder 10 Air Quality Forum, 1990-1991
Folder 11 Air Quality Forum, December 5, 1990, January 23, 1991
Folder 12 Air Quality Forum, January 1, 1991
Folder 13 Air Quality Forum, February 15, 1991
Folder 14 Air Quality, 1991
Folder 15 Air Quality, 1991
Folder 16 Air Quality Forum, March 22, 1991, May 21, 1991, June 28, 1991
Folder 17 Air Quality, May 12, 1992
Folder 18 Air Quality, May 26, 1992
Folder 19 Air Quality, June 10, 1992
Folder 20 Air Quality, June 6, 1992
Folder 21 Air Quality, September 9, 1992
Folder 22 Air Quality Initiative Resource Information, 1991
Folder 23 Air Quality Initiative Resource Information, 1989
Folder 24 Air Quality Initiative Notes by PEC, 1991

Box 14
Folder 1 Air Quality, September 9, 1992
Folder 2 Air Quality Miscellaneous, undated
Folder 3 Coal Mining, 1996-1997
Folder 4 Mid-Atlantic Air Quality Iniative, 1990-1991
Folder 5 Miscellaneous, undated

Series III. Meetings/Conferences 1987-1996

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) convenes several meetings or conferences each year to discuss issues pertinent to their organization. During these semi-annual or annual meetings, the organization discusses their objectives for the year. These objectives include, but are not limited to, dinners, educational activities, media, computers, conferences, task forces and proposed programs. The board members are also responsible for discussing minutes and financials at these events. This series is arranged chronologically.

Folder 6 Annual Budget, July 1, 1987-June 30, 1988
Folder 7 Materials, 1986-1987
Folder 8 16th Annual Conference, March 23, 1987
Folder 9 Not in My Back Yard Slide Show, January 25, 1988
Folder 10 Board Meeting Miscellaneous, March 24, 1988
Folder 11 Board Meeting Originals, March 24, 1988
Folder 12 17th Annual Conference Registration/Registration Forms, April 22/22, 1988
Folder 13 17th Annual Conference Handout, April, 1988
Folder 14 17th Annual Conference Originals, April 21/22, 1988
Folder 15 17th Annual Conference Miscellaneous Correspondence, April 1988
Folder 16 Board Meeting Miscellaneous, July 15, 1988
Folder 17 Board Meeting Originals, July 15, 1988
Folder 18 Board Meeting Miscellaneous, September 9, 1988
Folder 19 Board Meeting Originals, September 15, 1988
Folder 20 19th Annual Meeting Registration Forms October 27, 1988
Folder 21 19th Annual Meeting Hawk Mountain, October 27, 1988
Folder 22 Board Member Questionnaire including Responses, November 1988
Folder 23 Board Meeting Miscellaneous, December 5, 1988
Folder 24 Board Meeting Originals, December 5, 1988
Folder 25 Notes, 1989
Folder 26 Residual Water Regulations, 1989
Folder 27 Residual Water Regulations, 1989
Folder 28 Industrial Site Reuse Seminars, 1993
Folder 29 Historic Preservation, April 23-26, 1995
Folder 30 Environmental Partnership Awards, October 1995
Folder 31 26th Annual Meeting, December 1995
Folder 32 Annual Meeting, 1996
Folder 33 Eastern Pennsylvania Abandoned Mill Land and Acid Mine Drainage Conference, 1996
Folder 34 Environmental History, April 1996
Folder 35 Miscellaneous, undated

Series IV. Legislation 1971-1999

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) became a lobbying organization early in its existence. With the help of lawyers like Robert Sugarman, PEC was able to pressure Congress and the Pennsylvania legislature for legislation on environmental issues. A large percentage of the legislation PEC concerned themselves with parallels the environmental issues the organization most adamantly spoke about, such as clean air, clean water, issues with waste, pesticides and chemicals. In addition to lobbying efforts in Congress, the organization also produced "Legislative Updates" to keep the public informed on the status of important bills in both the House and the Senate. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Folder 36 Act 101 Developments, 1988
Folder 37 Act 101 Developments, 1988
Folder 38 Act 101-PEC Position, 1986
Folder 39 Act 101 Positions, 1988-1990
Folder 40 Acid Rain, 1988

Box 15
Folder 1 American Heritage Trust Fund, 1989
Folder 2 Bush National Environmental Policy, 1988-1989
Folder 3 Chemicals, 1989
Folder 4 Clean Air Act, 1990
Folder 5 Clean Air Act, 1989-1990
Folder 6 Clean Air Act, 1977-1985
Folder 7 Clean Air Act, 1990
Folder 8 Clean Air Act, 1989
Folder 9 Clean Air Act-Acid Rain Bill, 1989
Folder 10 Clean Air Act Committee PEC, 1991-1992
Folder 11 Clean Air Act Committee PEC, 1991-1992
Folder 12 Clean Air Act in Congress, 1989
Folder 13 Clean Air Act in Congress, 1989
Folder 14 Clean Air Act Correspondence, 1989-1990
Folder 15 Clean Air Act Residents Amendments Proposal, 1989
Folder 16 Clean Air Legislation Pennsylvania, 1992
Folder 17 Clean Water, 1984
Folder 18 Clean Water Act, 1978-1983
Folder 20 Communication-Senate Bill 429, 1991-1992
Folder 19 Committee Agenda, 1992
Folder 21 Conservation Easements, 1989-1990
Folder 22 DER, 1988
Folder 23 Department of Energy, 1989
Folder 24 Department of Natural Resources, 1988
Folder 25 EHB Developments, 1987
Folder 26 Environmental, 1991-1992
Folder 27 Environmental, Pending, 1988

Box 16
Folder 1 Environmental, 1991
Folder 2 Environmental, 1991
Folder 3 Environmental, 1987
Folder 4 Environmental Education, 1989
Folder 5 Environmental Education, 1989
Folder 6 Environmental Violations/Crimes, 1989
Folder 7 Environmental Violations/Crimes, 1989
Folder 8 EHB-PEC Positions/Correspondence, 1986-1989
Folder 9 EHB Positions, 1987
Folder 10 EPA, 1987
Folder 11 Farm Bill, 1990
Folder 12 Farmland Preservation, 1988
Folder 13 Farmland Preservation, 1987-1988
Folder 14 Federal Billboard, 1986
Folder 15 GPUAC, 1993
Folder 16 GPUAC, 1990-1993
Folder 16 GPUAC, 1990-1993
Folder 17 GPUAC Board, 1994-1995
Folder 18 GPUAC Board, 1994
Folder 19 GPUAC Board, 1993-1994
Folder 20 GPUAC Board, 1992
Folder 21 GPUAC Citizens Assembly Economic Development, 1992-1993
Folder 22 GPUAC Committee, 1992
Folder 23 GPUAC Neighborhood Development Committee, 1993-1994
Folder 24 GPUAC Urban Affairs, 1990-1992
Folder 25 GPUAC Urban Partnership, 1991-1992
Folder 26 GPUAC Urban Partnership, 1991-1993
Folder 27 Global Warming, 1989-1990
Folder 28 Global Warming Prevention Act, 1989
Folder 29 Governor's Energy Council, 1986
Folder 30 Governor's Moratorium, 1989
Folder 31 Ground Water and Coal Mining, 1985
Folder 32 Ground Water Protection, 1987-1988
Folder 33 Ground Water Protection Strategy, 1988-1990
Folder 34 Ground Water Protection Strategy, 1990
Folder 35 GROW, 1988

Box 17
Folder 1 Hazardous Waste Cleanup-Congress, 1987
Folder 2 Hazardous Waste-League of Women Voters Letter, 1988
Folder 3 IRRC, 1989
Folder 4 IRRC Seminar, 1987
Folder 5 Junk Packaging, 1989
Folder 6 Land Bank, 1990
Folder 7 Landfill Proposal, 1982
Folder 8 Landfill Proposal, 1982
Folder 9 Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1987-1988
Folder 10 Miscellaneous 1987-1988
Folder 11 Municipal Ash Policy, 1987
Folder 12 Municipal Waste Planning, 1986
Folder 13 National Energy Act 1978
Folder 14 National Plumbing Products Efficiency Act, 1989
Folder 15 Negotiated Rulemaking, 1991-1992
Folder 16 Negotiated Rulemaking, 1991-1992
Folder 17 Notes-Dave Heiss, 1989
Folder 18 Nutrient Management, 1989
Folder 19 Nutrient Management, 1989
Folder 20 Nutrient Management, 1989
Folder 21 Ozone, 1989
Folder 22 Pennsylvania Bottle Bill, 1985-1986
Folder 23 Pennsylvania Bottle Bill, 1985-1990
Folder 24 Pennsylvania Bottle Bill, Effects, 1984-1985
Folder 25 PennVest, 1988
Folder 26 Pesticides, 1989
Folder 27 Pesticides, 1989
Folder 28 Pesticides/Lawn Care, 1986

Box 18
Folder 1 Pesticides/Lawn Care, 1987-1988
Folder 2 Pesticides/Lawn Care, 1986
Folder 3 Pesticides Regulation, 1988-1989
Folder 4 Phosphate Ban 1988
Folder 5 Phosphate Ban, 1989
Folder 6 Project 88, 1988
Folder 7 Public Access Policy, 1989
Folder 8 Residual Waste, 1971, 1985
Folder 9 Resource Conservation Recovery Act, 1985
Folder 10 Resource Conservation Recovery Act, 1984-1986
Folder 11 Resource Conservation Recovery Act, 1976, 1984
Folder 12 Right to Know, 1989
Folder 13 Sign Controls, 1988
Folder 14 Solid Waste Management Act, 1982
Folder 15 Superfund(CERCLA), 1984, 1987
Folder 16 Superfund(CERCLA), 1980, 1987
Folder 17 Superfund Bills/Summary, 1987-1988
Folder 18 Superfund Developments, 1987-1988
Folder 19 Superfund PEC Positions/Correspondence, 1987-1988
Folder 20 Superfund Penn PIC Letter, 1988
Folder 21 Superfund Positions, 1987-1989
Folder 22 Superfund Sites, undated
Folder 23 Superfund Summaries, 1988
Folder 24 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, 1985, 1992-1993
Folder 25 Update, 1971-1973
Folder 26 Update Volume 1, 1976
Folder 27 Update Volume 2, 1977
Folder 28 Update Volume 2 and 3, 1978
Folder 29 Update Volume 4, 1979
Folder 30 Update Volume 5, 1980
Folder 31 Update Volume 6, 1981
Folder 32 Update Volume 7, 1982
Folder 33 Update Volume 8, 1983
Folder 34 Update Volume 9, 1984
Folder 35 Update Volume 10 1985-1986
Folder 36 Update, 1987-1989
Folder 37 Update, 1990
Folder 38 Update, 1991-1992
Folder 39 Update, 1993
Folder 40 Update, 1994-1999
Folder 41 VOC Regulations, 1988
Folder 42 VOC Regulation Report, 1989
Folder 43 Wetlands, 1988

Box 19
Folder 1 Wetlands, 1990
Folder 2 Wetlands Correspondence, 1990
Folder 3 Wetlands Pennsylvania Correspondence, 1990
Folder 4 Wetlands Regulation, 1989

Series V. Environmental Activities/Projects 1970-1992

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has effectively reached out to the public through educational events and policy. Particularly in the early 1990s, PEC held Earthday and Earthweek events emphasizing the importance of the environment. The organization was able to assemble large crowds and conduct small workshops and educational events at this larger gathering. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

On a more policy related note, PEC has used their environmental emphasis to put into effect certain programs. An example of one of these policies or programs is the Green Resources Initiative by PEC. PEC hoped to bring an environmental project (Green Resources) into Pennsylvania communities. "Its purpose is to identify open space and environmental resources throughout Pennsylvania and to stimulate their protection and enhancement through a hands-on, community participation and mapping process" (Green Resources Initiative).

Folder 5 Earthfest, 1990
Folder 6 Earthweek Articles/Background, 1970, 1990
Folder 7 Earthweek, Campus Audit Conference, 1989, 1990
Folder 8 Earthweek Coalition, Delaware Valley, 1990
Folder 9 Earthweek Education Packet, 1990
Folder 10 Earthweek Earthfest, 1990
Folder 11 Earthweek Fundraising, 1990
Folder 12 Eartweek Green Pledge, 1990
Folder 13 Earthweek Events Information, 1990
Folder 14 Earthweek Merchandise, 1990
Folder 15 Earthweek National Organization, 1990
Folder 16 Earthweek Newsletter, 1990
Folder 17 Earthweek Public Relations/Marketing, 1990
Folder 18 Earthweek WHYY, 1990
Folder 19 Earthweek Valdez Principles, 1990
Folder 20 Earthweek Workplace Audit, 1990
Folder 21 Earthweek, 1991
Folder 22 Earthweek, 1991
Folder 23 Earthweek, 1991
Folder 24 Earthweek, Earth Sunday, 1991
Folder 25 Earthweek, Earth Sunday Origins, 1991
Folder 26 Earthweek Meeting Logistics, 1991
Folder 27 Earthweek Thank You's, 1991
Folder 28 Earthweek Things to Do, undated
Folder 29 Earthweek Brochures, undated

Map-case 9
Drawer 3 Earthweek Poster[oversized], 1992
Drawer 3 Earth Sunday Poster[oversized], 1993
Folder 30 Green Resources Articles, 1991
Folder 31 Green Resources Chester County Data, 1990-1991
Folder 32 Green Resources Chester County Open Space Contacts, 1991
Folder 33 Green Resources Data/Compiled Logistics, 1992
Folder 34 Green Resources First Meeting,
Folder 35 Green Resources London Grove Township, 1992
Folder 36 Green Resources Maps, undated
Folder 37 Green Resources Newspaper Coverage, 1991
Folder 38 Green Resources Notes, 1992
Folder 39 Green Resources Initiative Proposal, 1990
Folder 40 Green Resources Pennsylvania Biodiversity Reserves System, 1991
Folder 41 Green Resources Surveys/Letters, 1992
Folder 42 Green Resources Wilkes-Barre Project, 1992

Series VI. Department of Environmental Resources 1981-1993

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) contacted the Department of Environmental Resources to receive information regarding particular environmental legislation. This series contains the information received by the PEC and is arranged subject specific to their particular interests on environmental issues. The organization gathered this information to further their knowledge on the legislative issues and to ensure processes were being carried out properly.

Folder 43 DER, 1988-1992
Folder 44 DER, 1981-1988
Folder 45 DER, 1988-1989
Folder 46 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988-1989
Folder 47 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1989

Box 20
Folder 1 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988
Folder 2 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1985-1988
Folder 3 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1987-1989
Folder 4 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1989
Folder 5 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1986-1988
Folder 6 Advisory Council Low-Level Radioactive Waste, 1989
Folder 7 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1987
Folder 8 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1986-1988
Folder 9 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1986-1988
Folder 10 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988
Folder 11 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988-1989
Folder 12 Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988
Folder 13 Advisory Council Management Review, 1986
Folder 14 Advisory Council Management Review, 1986
Folder 15 Advisory Council-Office of Surface Mining, 1985-1993
Folder 16 Advisory Council-Office of Surface Mining, 1987-1990
Folder 17 Advisory Council-Office of Surface Mining, 1988
Folder 18 Advisory Council PennVest, 1987-1991
Folder 19 Advisory Council PennVest, 1988
Folder 20 Advisory Council Radon Advisory, 1985-1986
Folder 21 Advisory Council Scenic Rivers, 1988

Box 21
Folder 1 Advisory Council Scenic Rivers, 1984-1990
Folder 2 Advisory Council Sewage Advisory, 1986-1988
Folder 3 Advisory Council Sewage Advisory, 1987-1989
Folder 4 Advisory Council Sewage Advisory, 1987-1988
Folder 5 Advisory Council Storage Tanks, 1988-1989
Folder 6 Advisory Council Wetlands, 1989
Folder 7 Advisory Council Wetlands, 1989
Folder 8 Advisory Council Wetlands, 1986, 1989
Folder 9 Advisory Council Wetlands, 1989
Folder 10 Advisory Council Wetlands, 1986-1989
Folder 11 Advisory Council Wetlands, 1989
Folder 12 Citizens Roundtable, 1986-1988
Folder 13 Citizens Roundtable, 1987

Series VII. Handbooks/Policies 1974-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

The collection includes two large handbooks created by the PEC: the Environmental Management Handbook and the Growth Management Handbook. The Environmental Management Handbook goes into detail about dealing with environmental issues. The environmental issues included in the handbook are those that the PEC has collected large amounts of information about (water, waste, insecticides, etc). The environmental management handbook also includes information about environmental issues and local government and the comprehensive planning required to promote these issues.

The second handbook included in the collection is the Growth Management Handbook. This handbook is a guide to build better communities in an attempt to protect the Pennsylvania countryside. The Growth Management handbook includes advice on how each Pennsylvania municipality can implement a plan to successfully fulfill to steps the PEC has suggested.

Folder 14 Environmental Management Handbook Minutes, 1977
Folder 15 Environmental Management Handbook, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978
Folder 16 Environmental Management Handbook, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978
Folder 17 Environmental Management Handbook, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978
Folder 18 Environmental Management Handbook, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978
Folder 19 Growth Management Handbook Original Unedited Drafts, 1990
Folder 19 Growth Management Handbook Brown Art, 1990
Folder 20 Growth Management Handbook Notes, 1990
Folder 21 Growth Management Handbook Drafts, 1990
Folder 22 Growth Management Handbook Drafts, 1990

Series VIII. Publications 1971-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) produces numerous publications throughout the year regarding various environmental issues. The first of these publications is Forum, a newsletter produced by PEC three times per year that includes information on environmental policies, projects, and events. The second form of publication produced by PEC is News and Views, which contains information similar to Forum. Also included in the News and Views publications are summaries of conferences and events as well as legislative processes. This series also contains publications made by PEC on Pennsylvania's environmental laws and guidelines.


Box 22
Folder 1 PEC Conference Report, 1988
Folder 2 PEC Environmental Bulletin, 1992
Folder 3 Forum Volume 17 1987
Folder 4 Forum Volume 18 and 19, 1989-1990
Folder 5 Forum Volume 20, 1991
Folder 6 Forum Volume 21, 1992
Folder 7 Forum Volume 22, 1993-1994
Folder 8 Forum Volume 23 and 24, 1995
Folder 9 Forum Volume 25 and 26, 1996-1997
Folder 10 Forum Volume 26 and 27, 1997-1998
Folder 11 News and Views Volume 1, 1971
Folder 12 News and Views Volume 2, 1972
Folder 13 News and Views Volume 3, 1973
Folder 14 News and Views Volume 4, 1974
Folder 14 News and Views Volume 5, 1975
Folder 15 News and Views Volume 6, 1976
Folder 17 News and Views Volume 7, 1977
Folder 18 News and Views Volume 8, 1978
Folder 19 News and Views Volume 9, 1979
Folder 20 News and Views Volume 10, 1980
Folder 21 News and Views Volume 11 and 12, 1981 and 1982
Folder 22 News and Views Volume 13, 1983
Folder 23 News and Views Volume 14 and 15, 1984, 1985
Folder 24 News and Views Volume 16, 1986
Folder 25 Publications Miscellaneous, 1976
Folder 26 Rules and Regulations 3rd Edition, 1978
Folder 27 Rules and Regulations 4th Edition, 1980
Folder 28 Rules and Regulations 5th Edition, 1981
Folder 29 Rules and Regulations 6th Edition with Supplement, 1983
Folder 30 Rules and Regulations Pamphlets, undated
Folder 31 Special Report-Managing Municipal Waste, 1986

Series IX. Videotapes

Scope and Content Notes:

Added to the collection in August 2013, these 354 videotapes were shot between 1994-2001 as part of the Three Rivers Environmental Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Duquesne Light Company. They depict a broad spectrum of environmental topics, including community projects, regional history, recreation, environmental science, as well as scenic footage of the Western Pennsylvania environment not found elsewhere. The collection consists of raw footage as well as edited tape in a variety of video formats, including high definition. This material was used at the annual Three Rivers Environmental Awards dinner which showcased the work of as many as 30 local projects each year as well as several segments of an environmental theme. A complete inventory of the video is available in the archives.