Regional, State and National

PEC joins with partner organizations to promote thriving communities and healthy natural resources in the Shenandoah Valley, the central Piedmont, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground corridor and Northern Virginia counties.

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PEC Study Seeks to Aid Local Meat Processors and Farmers

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Aided by Virginia’s northern Piedmont climate, pasture conditions, and open space, raising beef cattle has become one of the region’s dominant agricultural land uses. Cattle farming contributes enormously to the local economy, quality of life and vitality of all the ...
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The Trouble with Wilderness Crossing

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When it comes to policies and decisions that impact communities and quality of life for their residents, the most important voices are those of community residents themselves. And since 1972, The Piedmont Environmental Council has worked hard to be your ...
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Virginia Survey Shows Support for Conservation

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Over three-quarters of Virginias support investing $300 million annually to protect Virginia’s natural resources. Read more>> ...
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StoryMap: Threats of Data Center Development in the Rural Crescent

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Find out what's happening in Prince William County. Read more>> ...
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Act Now to Clean up Virginia Politics

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At 1 p.m. on Monday, a specially-convened committee on campaign finance reform will hold its first-ever meeting. This is your opportunity to tell legislators to enact common sense campaign finance reforms to ensure transparency and protect the integrity of our ...
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