Guide to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council Collection, 1970-1998 AIS.1999.18

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Pennsylvania Environmental Council Collection
Creator
Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
Collection Number
AIS.1999.18
Date
1970-1999
Extent
78.75 linear feet (33 boxes)
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.

Preferred Citation

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Collection, 1970-1998, AIS.1999.18, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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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.

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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.

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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

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, November 2009

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Added Series IX. Videotapes to the collection. August 2013

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Andrew McElvaine in August 1999.

Processing Information

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

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

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Newsletters
  • Pamphlets

Subject(s)

  • Acid rain -- Pennsylvania
  • Air -- Pollution -- Pennsylvania
  • Associations
  • Ecology -- Research
  • Environment
  • 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

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Previous Citation

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

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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.

  BoxFolder
Acid Rain-General Information, 1980-1987 11
  Folder
Acid Rain-General Information, 1982-1993 2
  Folder
Acid Rain-General Information, 1986-1988 3
  Folder
Acid Rain-General Information, 1980-1984 4
  Folder
Acid Rain-Bibliography, 1984-1985 5
  Folder
Acid Rain-Canada, 1982-1988 6
  Folder
Acid Rain-Causes of Emissions, 1980-1985 7
  Folder
Acid Rain-Control, 1982-1988 8
  Folder
Acid Rain-Co-firing, undated 9
  Folder
Acid Rain-Effect on Aquatic Organisms, 1984-1988 10
  Folder
Acid Rain-Effect on Forest/Agriculture, 1984-1991 11
  Folder
Acid Rain-Effects on Human Health, 1988-1990 12
  Folder
Acid Rain-Effect on Water, 1980-1990 13
  Folder
Acid Rain-Types of Non-Rain, 1983 14
  Folder
Acid Rain-Workshops, 1983 15
  Folder
Air Pollution-General Information, 1988-1991 16
  Folder
Air Pollution-General Information, 1980-1991 17
  Folder
Air Pollution-General Information, 1983-1989 18
  Folder
Air Pollution-Cars and Emissions, 1982-1993 19
  Folder
Air Pollution-Clean Air Act, 1990 20
  Folder
Air Pollution-Coke Plants, 1987-1991 21
  Folder
Air Pollution-Global Warming, 1980-1989 22
  Folder
Air Pollution-Global Warming, 1988-1991 23
  Folder
Air Pollution-Global Warming, 1989-1992 24
  Folder
Air Pollution-Health, 1993 25
  Folder
Air Pollution-Non-road Engine and Vehicle Emission, 1991 26
  Folder
Air Pollution-Philadelphia Data, 1987 27
  Folder
Air Pollution-Radon, 1986-1992 28
  Folder
Air Pollution-Radon, 1985-1988 29
  Folder
Air Pollution-Radon News Clippings, 1985-1986 30
  Folder
Air Pollution-Radon Services Directory, 1987-1993 31
  BoxFolder
Air Pollution-Reports and Plans, 1982-1998 21
  Folder
Air Pollution-Reports and Plans, 1983-1987 2
  Folder
Air Pollution-Stratospheric Ozone, 1986-1989 3
  Folder
Air Pollution-Urban Ozone, 1987-1992 4
  Folder
Air Pollution-UV Light, 5
  Folder
Air Quality-Information, 1993 6
  Folder
Architecture-Sustainable, 1993 7
  Folder
Billboards, 1993 8
  Folder
Biodiversity, 1988-1989 9
  Folder
Biodiversity, undated 10
  Folder
Clothing, 1993 11
  Folder
Coastlines-New Jersey, 1993 12
  Folder
Delaware Valley Data, 1991-1992 13
  Folder
Delaware Valley Data, 1989-1991 14
  Folder
Eco-Tourism, 1994 15
  Folder
Endangered Species, 1994 16
  Folder
Electromagnetic Fields, 1992 17
  Folder
Electromagnetic Radiation, 1991 18
  Folder
Energy, 1985-1993 19
  Folder
Energy, 1988-1991 20
  Folder
Energy-Alternative Fuels, 1989-1993 21
  Folder
Energy-Appliances, 1985-1987 22
  Folder
Energy-Co-generation, 1986-1992 23
  Folder
Energy-Coal, Centralia, 1983-1984 24
  Folder
Energy-Coal, 1985-1992 25
  Folder
Energy-Coal, 1983-1987 26
  Folder
Energy-Coal, Slurry Pipeline, 1983 27
  Folder
Energy-Coal, Surface Mining, 1976-1978 28
  Folder
Energy-Coal, Deep Mining, 1992 29
  Folder
Energy-Coal, Surface Mining, 1979-1987 30
  Folder
Energy-Coal, Subsidence, 1979-1986 31
  Folder
Energy-Coal, Technology Project, 1993 32
  Folder
Energy-Coal, Conservation, 1987-1990 33
  BoxFolder
Energy-Conservation, 1983-1991 31
  Folder
Energy-Conservation, Least Cost Alternative, 1989 2
  Folder
Energy-Culm Burning, 1989 3
  Folder
Energy-Education, 1982-1991 4
  Folder
Energy-Facility, 1978-1981 5
  Folder
Energy-Mine Reclamation, 1984-1988 6
  Folder
Energy-Publications, 1981-1991 7
  Folder
Energy-Mass Transportation, 1990-1991 8
  Folder
Energy-Nuclear, 1987-1993 9
  Folder
Energy-Nuclear, 1982-1989 10
  Folder
Energy-Nuclear, Limmerick, 1987-1988 11
  Folder
Energy-Oil, Offshore Drilling, Alaska Center for the Environment, 1987 12
  Folder
Energy-Oil, Offshore Drilling, 1990-1991 13
  Folder
Energy-Oil and Gas Pollution, 1987-1990 14
  Folder
Energy-Oil and Gas, 1990-1998 15
  Folder
Energy-Renewable, 1988-1989 16
  Folder
Energy-Solar, 1988-1992 17
  Folder
Energy-Solar, 1990 18
  Folder
Energy-Synthetic Fuel, 1982-1985 19
  Folder
Environmental Education, 1987-1988 20
  Folder
Environmental Education, 1985-1998 21
  Folder
Environmental Education, 1987-1988 22
  Folder
Environmental/Occupational Health, 1990-1992 23
  Folder
Environmental Resources Inventory, undated 24
  Folder
Environmental Shopping, 1991 25
  Folder
Farmland Preservation, 1987 26
  Folder
Flood Insurance, 1993 27
  Folder
Food, 1985-1993 28
  Folder
Food Irradiation, 1988-1992 29
  Folder
Graphic Arts-Environmentally Friendly, 1989 30
  Folder
Green Business, 1991-1992 31
  Folder
Greenwire, 1994 32
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Above Ground Storage Tanks, 1993 33
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, 1987-1994 34
  BoxFolder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Asbestos, 1979-1988 41
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Asbestos, 1979-1994 2
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Asbestos, 1983-1988 3
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Benzene, 1988-1989 4
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Dioxin, 1983-1993 5
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, EPA Emergency Preparedness, 1988-1991 6
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Heavy Metals, 1974-1992 7
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Heavy Metals, 1973-1987 8
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Right to Know, 1988 9
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Right to Know, 1988 10
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Fiberglass, 1976-1987 11
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Flourocarbons, 1989-1992 12
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Formaldehyde, 1986-1987 13
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, General, 1991 14
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Methylene Chloride, 1986 15
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Naptha, 1985 16
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, National Toxic Program Status Report, 1992-1994 17
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, PCBs, 1981-1983 18
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, PCBs, 1982-1987 19
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Chemicals, Perchloroethylene, 1986 20
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Transportation, 1986-1988 21
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Underground Storage Tanks, 1988-1993 22
  Folder
Hazardous Materials-Underground Storage Tanks, 1985-1987 23
  Folder
Land-Agriculture, 1987-1993 24
  Folder
Land-Erosion and Sedimentation, 1981-1991 25
  Folder
Land-Forestry, 1990-1993 26
  Folder
Land-Forestry, pamphlets, 1996 27
  Folder
Land-Forestry, Parks, 1989-1991 28
  Folder
Land-Forestry, Parks, 1985-1992 29
  Folder
Land-Parks, Governor's Conference, 1987 30
  Folder
Land-Publications, undated 31
  BoxFolder
Land-Rain Forest, 1987-1992 51
  Folder
Land-Redevelopment, 10000 Friends, 1997 2
  Folder
Land-Redevelopment, Greenspace Alliance, 1996-1999 3
  Folder
Land-Redevelopment, Pamphlets, 1998-1999 4
  Folder
Land-Soil Contamination, 1992 5
  Folder
Land-Tree Ordinances and Inventory, 1987-1991 6
  Folder
Magnetic Levitation, undated 7
  Folder
NAFTA, 1993 8
  Folder
National Gypsy Moth, 1982-1994 9
  Folder
Non-Point Source Pollution, 1985-1992 10
  Folder
Non-Point Source Pollution, 1990 11
  Folder
Nutrient Management, 1994 12
  Folder
Ocean Pollution, 1988 13
  Folder
Pesticides-Alternatives, 1990-1992 14
  Folder
Pesticides-Alternatives, 1987-1990 15
  Folder
Pesticides-Articles, 1984-1989 16
  Folder
Pesticides, 1983-1993 17
  Folder
Pesticides-Disposal, 1983 18
  Folder
Pesticides-EPA Toxic Program 33/50, 1991-1992 19
  Folder
Pesticide-Facts and Guides, 1987-1988 20
  Folder
Pesticides-Health, 1988-1992 21
  Folder
Pesticides-Individual, 1988 22
  Folder
Pesticides-Lawn Care, 1990 23
  Folder
Pesticides-Legislation/Registration, 1971-1987 24
  Folder
Pesticides-Publications, 1986-1988 25
  Folder
Pesticides-Use in Forest, undated 26
  Folder
Pesticides-Water Pollution 1987 27
  Folder
Pollution-Prevention, 1990-1991 28
  Folder
Population Data, 1990-1997 29
  Folder
Population Data, 1973, 1984 30
  Folder
Recreation, 1979 31
  Folder
Recreation, undated 32
  Folder
Risk Assessment, 1990-1992 33
  Folder
Risk Assessment, 1985-1987 34
  Folder
Risk Assessment, 1983-1999 35
  Folder
Sustainable Development, 1992-1994 36
  Folder
Sustainable Development, 1991-1992 37
  Folder
Transportation-Air Quality, 1993 38
  Folder
Transportation-Car Pooling, 1993 39
  Folder
Transportation-Car Use Reduction, 1993 40
  Folder
Transportation-Congestion, 1992 41
  Folder
Transportation-Cost Commuting, 1991-1992 42
  Folder
Transportation-Decentralization, 1988 43
  BoxFolder
Transportation-Environment, undated 61
  Folder
Transportation-Gas Tax, undated 2
  Folder
Transportation-General, 1989-1994 3
  Folder
Transportation-Idling, 1993 4
  Folder
Transportation-Land Use, undated 5
  Folder
Transportation-Legislation, 1990-1993 6
  Folder
Transportation-Low Emission Vehicles, 1989-1990 7
  Folder
Transportation-National Trends, 1993 8
  Folder
Transportation-SEPTA, 1989-1990 9
  Folder
Transportation Tab, undated 10
  Folder
Waste, 1982, 1988 11
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, 1993 12
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, 1981-1985 13
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, 1980-1994 14
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, 1982-1985 15
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, 1985-1989 16
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, 1985-1988 17
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, 1986-1988 18
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Aerosols, 1986 19
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Batteries, undated 20
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Cleaners, 1988-1993 21
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Cosmetics, 1985 22
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Darkroom, undated 23
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Paint, 1992-1993 24
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, PCB/CFC, 1991 25
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Pesticides, undated 26
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Pets, 1993 27
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Solvents, 1979 28
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Household, Wine/Beer, 1987 29
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, 1987-1988 30
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, 1988 31
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, undated 32
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, 1985-1986 33
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, 1982-1987 34
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, 1982-1985 35
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Center for Hazardous Materials Research, 1987-1988 36
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Deep Well Injection, 1985, 1987 37
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Directory Promotional Brochures, 1980-1984 38
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Incineration, 1986-1993 39
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Landfilling, 1983-1991 40
  BoxFolder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Ocean Incineration, 1984-1986 71
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Pamphlets, undated 2
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Pennsylvania, 1985-1986 3
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Pennsylvania, 1985, 1986, 1989 3
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Pennsylvania, 1986 4
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Pennsylvania, 1985-1987 5
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Recycling, 1980-1992 6
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Recycling Oil, 1990-1992 7
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Recycling Oil, undated 8
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Reduction, 1986-1988 9
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Reduction, 1988 10
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Reduction, 1985 11
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1979-1989 12
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1981, 1985 13
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1981-1988 14
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1980-1987 15
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Siting, 1979-1991 16
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous Management, Treatment, 1987, 1991 17
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Public Participation, 1981 18
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Public Participation, 1986 19
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive High-Level 1987-1989 20
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level 1987-1993 21
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level, 1988-1991 21
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level, 1987-1989 22
  BoxFolder
Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level Management, undated 81
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low Level Management, 1986-1994 2
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low Level Management Siting, 1986-1993 3
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Radioactive Low-Level Management Siting, 1991, 1985 4
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Small Quantity Generators, 1987-1988 5
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Small Quantity Generators, 1984-1986 6
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Small Quantity Generators 1986-1988 7
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Small Quantity Generators, 1985 8
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Superfund, 1993-1994 9
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Superfund, 1985-1991 10
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Superfund, 1983-1985 11
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Superfund Sites in Pennsylvania, 1985-1990 12
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Superfund Sites in Pennsylvania, 1983-1986 13
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Superfund Sites in Pennsylvania, 1985-1989 14
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Superfund in the States, 1983-1986 15
  Folder
Waste-Hazardous, Superfund in the States, 1985 16
  Folder
Waste-Household Collection Programs, 1981-1993 17
  Folder
Waste-Household Collection Programs, 1986, 1987, 1989 18
  Folder
Waste-Infectious, 1988-1991 19
  Folder
Waste-Management, 1988 20
  Folder
Waste-Management, 1980, 1983, 1986 21
  Folder
Waste-Solid, 1989-1992 22
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management, 1988-1991 23
  BoxFolder
Waste-Solid Management, 1985-1989 91
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Composting, 1990-1991 2
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Co-Compositing, 1986-1992 3
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Co-Disposal, 1984-1985 4
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Disposable Diapers, 1990 5
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Facility Financing, 1985, 1987 6
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Facility Permitting, undated 7
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Facility Siting, 1984-1985, 1994 8
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Facility Siting, Lawrence County Ordinance, 1988 9
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Landfills, 1985 10
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Landfills, 1987-1991 11
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Landfills, Photographs, undated 12
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management, ORFA, 1987-1988 13
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Packaging, 1981, 1990-1992 14
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Pennsylvania, 1987-1991 15
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Pennsylvania, undated 16
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Philadelphia, 1987-1991 17
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Philadelphia, 1987-1988 18
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Philadelphia, Trash to Stream 1987-1988 19
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management, RCRA Reauthorization, 1991-1992 20
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling, 1989-1992 21
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling, 1986-1991 22
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling, 1985-1990 23
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Aluminum, 1986-1993 24
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Appliances, 1992 25
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Aseptic Drink Boxes, 1991-1992 26
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling at Work, 1990 27
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling in Apartments/Condos 1990-1992 28
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Batteries, 1988, 1992-1993 29
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Christmas Trees, undated 30
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Glass, 1987-1991 31
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling in Institutions, 1990-1992 32
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Legislation, 1994 33
  BoxFolder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Metals, 1990-1991 101
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Newspaper Clippings, 1987-1996 2
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Paper, 1989-1991 3
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Plastic, 1990-1995 4
  Folder
Waste-Solid Management Recycling Plastic, 1986-1990 5
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Waste-Solid Management Recycling Plastic, 1985-1990 6
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Waste-Solid Management Recycling Polystyrene, 1989-1990 7
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Waste-Solid Management Recycling Polystyrene, 1991 8
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Waste-Solid Management Recycling Polystyrene, 1989-1990 9
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Waste-Solid Management Recycling Textiles, 1992 10
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Waste-Solid Management Recycling Tires, 1986, 1989 11
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Waste-Solid Management Recycling Tires, 1989-1992 12
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Waste-Solid Management Recycling Working Programs, 1984, 1986 13
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Waste-Solid Management Recycling Working Programs, 1986, 1987 14
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Waste-Solid Recycling Market Development, 1991-1993 15
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Waste-Solid Management Reduction, 1987-1988 16
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Water, 1988-1998 17
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Water-Drinking, 1993 18
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Water-Drinking, 1985-1991 19
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Water-Drinking, 1977-1988 20
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Water-Drinking, 1985, 1992 21
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Water-Drinking Legislation, Safe Drinking Water Act, 1984-1986, 1976 22
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Water-Drinking Proposed Legislation, 1990 23
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Water-Drought, 1984, 1991 24
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Water-Ground, 1988-1993 1317
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Water-Ground, 1980-1987 2
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Water-Ground, 1988-1992 3
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Water-Ground, 1986 4
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Water-Ground 1986-1988 5
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Water-Ground, 1985-1989 6
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Water-Ground, 1985-1990 7
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Water-Ground, Cleanup Alternatives, 1985 8
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Water-Ground, Effects on Coal Mining, 1982-1993 9
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Water-Ground, Office of Ground Water Protection, 1984, 1988 10
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Water-Ground, Southeast Pennsylvania,    1981, 1983 11
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Water-Ground, Southwest Pennsylvania, 1977. 1985 12
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Water-Ground, Southwest Pennsylvania, 1973, 1984-1985 13
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Water-Mon Oil Spill, 1988, 1991 14
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Water-Ocean Dumping, 1986-1991 15
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Water-Pamphlets, 1995-1996 16
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Water-Residual Graywater, 1993 17
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Water-Schuylkill River Wild and Scenic Rivers Study, 1976 18
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Water-Surface, Chesapeake Bay, 1988-1990 19
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Water-Surface, Chesapeake Bay, 1986,1988 20
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Water-Surface, Chesapeake Bay, 1990-1991 21
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Water-Surface, Chesapeake Bay, 1988-1991 22
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Water-Surface, Chlorine, 1993 23
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Water-Surface, Coastal Land Management, undated 24
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Water-Surface, Coastal Zone Management, 1991 25
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Water-Surface, Coastal Zone Management Act, 1990 26
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Water-Surface, Delaware Estuary, 1987 27
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Water-Surface, Delaware River, 1983 28
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Water-Surface, F.E. Walter Reservoir, 1986, 1988 29
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Water-Surface, Great Lakes, 1986-1987 121
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Water-Surface, Nutrient Loading 1988-1993 2
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Water-Surface, Pennsylvania Pumps, undated 3
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Water-Surface, Pennsylvania Rivers, 1984, 1988 4
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Water-Surface, Phosphate Ban, 1988 5
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Water-Surface, Phosphate Detergent Effect on Pennsylvania Water, 1972 6
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Water-Surface, Rivers, 1983, 1984, 1988 7
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Water-Surface, Rivers/Lakes, 1977, 1989 8
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Water-Surface, Scenic Rivers Program, 1989-1991 9
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Water-Surface, Scenic Rivers Program, 1979, 1989 10
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Water-Surface, Stormwater, 1988 11
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Water-Surface, Stormwater Regulations, 1991-1992 12
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Water-Surface, Usage/Management, undated 13
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Water-Surface, Wastewater, 1982-1988 14
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Water-Surface, Well Head Protection, 1990 15
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Wetlands, 1993 16
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Wetlands-Destruction/Lawsuits, 1988 17
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Wetlands-Destruction/Lawsuits, 1986-1991 18
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Wetlands-Federal Policy, 1988-1991 19
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Wetlands-Meeting Group, 1989 20
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Wetlands-Mitigation, 1989 21
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Wetlands-Mr. Schmidt and Blue Route, 1989 22
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Wetlands-Ordinances and Legislation, 1987-1988 23
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Wetlands-Ordinances and Legislation, 1988 24
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Wetlands-Regulations, 1989 25
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Wetlands-Regulations, 1989 26
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Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1988-1990 27
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Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1989, 1990, 1993 28
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Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1986-1990 29
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Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1987-1991 30
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Wetlands-State/Regional Policy, 1985, 1987 131
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Wetlands-Water Obstruction Permit, 1986-1990 2
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Wildlife, undated 3
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Wildlife, undated 4
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Wildlife, 1986-1988 5

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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.

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Acid Rain, October 27, 1988 6
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Air-Reading Materials, September 21, 1989 7
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Air Quality, 1989-1990 8
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Air Quality Forum Planning Committee, December 5, 1990 9
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Air Quality Forum, 1990-1991 10
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Air Quality Forum, December 5, 1990, January 23, 1991 11
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Air Quality Forum, January 1, 1991 12
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Air Quality Forum, February 15, 1991 13
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Air Quality, 1991 14
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Air Quality, 1991 15
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Air Quality Forum, March 22, 1991, May 21, 1991, June 28, 1991 16
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Air Quality, May 12, 1992 17
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Air Quality, May 26, 1992 18
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Air Quality, June 10, 1992 19
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Air Quality, June 6, 1992 20
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Air Quality, September 9, 1992 21
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Air Quality Initiative Resource Information, 1991 22
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Air Quality Initiative Resource Information, 1989 23
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Air Quality Initiative Notes by PEC, 1991 24
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Air Quality, September 9, 1992 141
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Air Quality Miscellaneous, undated 2
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Coal Mining, 1996-1997 3
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Mid-Atlantic Air Quality Iniative, 1990-1991 4
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Miscellaneous, undated 5

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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.

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

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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.

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Act 101 Developments, 1988 36
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Act 101 Developments, 1988 37
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Act 101-PEC Position, 1986 38
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Act 101 Positions, 1988-1990 39
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Acid Rain, 1988 40
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American Heritage Trust Fund, 1989 151
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Bush National Environmental Policy, 1988-1989 2
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Chemicals, 1989 3
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Clean Air Act, 1990 4
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Clean Air Act, 1989-1990 5
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Clean Air Act, 1977-1985 6
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Clean Air Act, 1990 7
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Clean Air Act, 1989 8
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Clean Air Act-Acid Rain Bill, 1989 9
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Clean Air Act Committee PEC, 1991-1992 10
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Clean Air Act Committee PEC, 1991-1992 11
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Clean Air Act in Congress, 1989 12
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Clean Air Act in Congress, 1989 13
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Clean Air Act Correspondence, 1989-1990 14
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Clean Air Act Residents Amendments Proposal, 1989 15
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Clean Air Legislation Pennsylvania, 1992 16
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Clean Water, 1984 17
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Clean Water Act, 1978-1983 18
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Communication-Senate Bill 429, 1991-1992 20
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Committee Agenda, 1992 19
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Conservation Easements, 1989-1990 21
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DER, 1988 22
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Department of Energy, 1989 23
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Department of Natural Resources, 1988 24
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EHB Developments, 1987 25
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Environmental, 1991-1992 26
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Environmental, Pending, 1988 27
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Environmental, 1991 161
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Environmental, 1991 2
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Environmental, 1987 3
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Environmental Education, 1989 4
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Environmental Education, 1989 5
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Environmental Violations/Crimes, 1989 6
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Environmental Violations/Crimes, 1989 7
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EHB-PEC Positions/Correspondence, 1986-1989 8
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EHB Positions, 1987 9
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EPA, 1987 10
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Farm Bill, 1990 11
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Farmland Preservation, 1988 12
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Farmland Preservation, 1987-1988 13
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Federal Billboard, 1986 14
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GPUAC, 1993 15
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GPUAC, 1990-1993 16
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GPUAC, 1990-1993 16
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GPUAC Board, 1994-1995 17
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GPUAC Board, 1994 18
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GPUAC Board, 1993-1994 19
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GPUAC Board, 1992 20
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GPUAC Citizens Assembly Economic Development, 1992-1993 21
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GPUAC Committee, 1992 22
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GPUAC Neighborhood Development Committee, 1993-1994 23
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GPUAC Urban Affairs, 1990-1992 24
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GPUAC Urban Partnership, 1991-1992 25
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GPUAC Urban Partnership, 1991-1993 26
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Global Warming, 1989-1990 27
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Global Warming Prevention Act, 1989 28
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Governor's Energy Council, 1986 29
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Governor's Moratorium, 1989 30
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Ground Water and Coal Mining, 1985 31
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Ground Water Protection, 1987-1988 32
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Ground Water Protection Strategy, 1988-1990 33
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Ground Water Protection Strategy, 1990 34
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GROW, 1988 35
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Hazardous Waste Cleanup-Congress, 1987 171
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Hazardous Waste-League of Women Voters Letter, 1988 2
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IRRC, 1989 3
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IRRC Seminar, 1987 4
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Junk Packaging, 1989 5
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Land Bank, 1990 6
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Landfill Proposal, 1982 7
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Landfill Proposal, 1982 8
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Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1987-1988 9
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Miscellaneous 1987-1988 10
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Municipal Ash Policy, 1987 11
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Municipal Waste Planning, 1986 12
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National Energy Act 1978 13
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National Plumbing Products Efficiency Act, 1989 14
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Negotiated Rulemaking, 1991-1992 15
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Negotiated Rulemaking, 1991-1992 16
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Notes-Dave Heiss, 1989 17
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Nutrient Management, 1989 18
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Nutrient Management, 1989 19
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Nutrient Management, 1989 20
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Ozone, 1989 21
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Pennsylvania Bottle Bill, 1985-1986 22
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Pennsylvania Bottle Bill, 1985-1990 23
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Pennsylvania Bottle Bill, Effects, 1984-1985 24
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PennVest, 1988 25
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Pesticides, 1989 26
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Pesticides, 1989 27
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Pesticides/Lawn Care, 1986 28
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Pesticides/Lawn Care, 1987-1988 181
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Pesticides/Lawn Care, 1986 2
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Pesticides Regulation, 1988-1989 3
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Phosphate Ban 1988 4
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Phosphate Ban, 1989 5
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Project 88, 1988 6
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Public Access Policy, 1989 7
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Residual Waste, 1971, 1985 8
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Resource Conservation Recovery Act, 1985 9
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Resource Conservation Recovery Act, 1984-1986 10
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Resource Conservation Recovery Act, 1976, 1984 11
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Right to Know, 1989 12
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Sign Controls, 1988 13
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Solid Waste Management Act, 1982 14
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Superfund(CERCLA), 1984, 1987 15
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Superfund(CERCLA), 1980, 1987 16
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Superfund Bills/Summary, 1987-1988 17
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Superfund Developments, 1987-1988 18
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Superfund PEC Positions/Correspondence, 1987-1988 19
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Superfund Penn PIC Letter, 1988 20
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Superfund Positions, 1987-1989 21
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Superfund Sites, undated 22
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Superfund Summaries, 1988 23
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Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, 1985, 1992-1993 24
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Update, 1971-1973 25
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Update Volume 1, 1976 26
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Update Volume 2, 1977 27
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Update Volume 2 and 3, 1978 28
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Update Volume 4, 1979 29
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Update Volume 5, 1980 30
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Update Volume 6, 1981 31
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Update Volume 7, 1982 32
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Update Volume 8, 1983 33
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Update Volume 9, 1984 34
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Update Volume 10 1985-1986 35
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Update, 1987-1989 36
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Update, 1990 37
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Update, 1991-1992 38
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Update, 1993 39
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Update, 1994-1999 40
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VOC Regulations, 1988 41
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VOC Regulation Report, 1989 42
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Wetlands, 1988 43
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Wetlands, 1990 191
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Wetlands Correspondence, 1990 2
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Wetlands Pennsylvania Correspondence, 1990 3
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Wetlands Regulation, 1989 4

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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).

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Earthfest, 1990 5
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Earthweek Articles/Background, 1970, 1990 6
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Earthweek, Campus Audit Conference, 1989, 1990 7
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Earthweek Coalition, Delaware Valley, 1990 8
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Earthweek Education Packet, 1990 9
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Earthweek Earthfest, 1990 10
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Earthweek Fundraising, 1990 11
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Eartweek Green Pledge, 1990 12
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Earthweek Events Information, 1990 13
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Earthweek Merchandise, 1990 14
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Earthweek National Organization, 1990 15
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Earthweek Newsletter, 1990 16
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Earthweek Public Relations/Marketing, 1990 17
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Earthweek WHYY, 1990 18
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Earthweek Valdez Principles, 1990 19
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Earthweek Workplace Audit, 1990 20
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Earthweek, 1991 21
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Earthweek, 1991 22
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Earthweek, 1991 23
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Earthweek, Earth Sunday, 1991 24
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Earthweek, Earth Sunday Origins, 1991 25
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Earthweek Meeting Logistics, 1991 26
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Earthweek Thank You's, 1991 27
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Earthweek Things to Do, undated 28
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Earthweek Brochures, undated 29
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Earthweek Poster[oversized], 1992 93
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Earth Sunday Poster[oversized], 1993 3
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Green Resources Articles, 1991 30
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Green Resources Chester County Data, 1990-1991 31
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Green Resources Chester County Open Space Contacts, 1991 32
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Green Resources Data/Compiled Logistics, 1992 33
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Green Resources First Meeting, 34
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Green Resources London Grove Township, 1992 35
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Green Resources Maps, undated 36
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Green Resources Newspaper Coverage, 1991 37
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Green Resources Notes, 1992 38
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Green Resources Initiative Proposal, 1990 39
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Green Resources Pennsylvania Biodiversity Reserves System, 1991 40
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Green Resources Surveys/Letters, 1992 41
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Green Resources Wilkes-Barre Project, 1992 42

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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.

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DER, 1988-1992 43
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DER, 1981-1988 44
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DER, 1988-1989 45
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988-1989 46
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1989 47
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988 201
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1985-1988 2
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1987-1989 3
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1989 4
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1986-1988 5
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Advisory Council Low-Level Radioactive Waste, 1989 6
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1987 7
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1986-1988 8
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1986-1988 9
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988 10
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988-1989 11
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Advisory Council Low Level Radioactive Waste, 1988 12
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Advisory Council Management Review, 1986 13
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Advisory Council Management Review, 1986 14
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Advisory Council-Office of Surface Mining, 1985-1993 15
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Advisory Council-Office of Surface Mining, 1987-1990 16
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Advisory Council-Office of Surface Mining, 1988 17
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Advisory Council PennVest, 1987-1991 18
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Advisory Council PennVest, 1988 19
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Advisory Council Radon Advisory, 1985-1986 20
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Advisory Council Scenic Rivers, 1988 21
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Advisory Council Scenic Rivers, 1984-1990 211
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Advisory Council Sewage Advisory, 1986-1988 2
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Advisory Council Sewage Advisory, 1987-1989 3
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Advisory Council Sewage Advisory, 1987-1988 4
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Advisory Council Storage Tanks, 1988-1989 5
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Advisory Council Wetlands, 1989 6
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Advisory Council Wetlands, 1989 7
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Advisory Council Wetlands, 1986, 1989 8
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Advisory Council Wetlands, 1989 9
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Advisory Council Wetlands, 1986-1989 10
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Advisory Council Wetlands, 1989 11
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Citizens Roundtable, 1986-1988 12
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Citizens Roundtable, 1987 13

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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.

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

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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.

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PEC Conference Report, 1988 221
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PEC Environmental Bulletin, 1992 2
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Forum Volume 17 1987 3
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Forum Volume 18 and 19, 1989-1990 4
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Forum Volume 20, 1991 5
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Forum Volume 21, 1992 6
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Forum Volume 22, 1993-1994 7
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Forum Volume 23 and 24, 1995 8
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Forum Volume 25 and 26, 1996-1997 9
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Forum Volume 26 and 27, 1997-1998 10
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News and Views Volume 1, 1971 11
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News and Views Volume 2, 1972 12
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News and Views Volume 3, 1973 13
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News and Views Volume 4, 1974 14
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News and Views Volume 5, 1975 14
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News and Views Volume 6, 1976 15
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News and Views Volume 7, 1977 17
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News and Views Volume 8, 1978 18
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News and Views Volume 9, 1979 19
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News and Views Volume 10, 1980 20
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News and Views Volume 11 and 12, 1981 and 1982 21
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News and Views Volume 13, 1983 22
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News and Views Volume 14 and 15, 1984, 1985 23
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News and Views Volume 16, 1986 24
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Publications Miscellaneous, 1976 25
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Rules and Regulations 3rd Edition, 1978 26
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Rules and Regulations 4th Edition, 1980 27
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Rules and Regulations 5th Edition, 1981 28
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Rules and Regulations 6th Edition with Supplement, 1983 29
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Rules and Regulations Pamphlets, undated 30
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Special Report-Managing Municipal Waste, 1986 31

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Series  IX. Videotapes    11.0 boxes

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.

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