Pennsylvania

DEP Webinar On Chapter 105 Proposed In-Lieu Of Aquatic Restoration Policies April 10

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it will hold a webinar at 2:30 p.m. more»

DEP Fines Steelton Borough Water Authority $55,200 for Drinking Water Violations

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced  Steelton Borough Water Authority, Dauphin County, has signed a $55,200 consent order and agreement with DEP to address drinking water treatment and reporting violations that occurred in 2013.“Upon discovery of these violations, DEP notified Steelton Borough Water Authority who responded promptly and appropriately,” DEP Southcentral Re more»

Senate Republican Standing Committee Memberships

April 2, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced the chairmanships and Republican members for each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees for the remainder of the 2013-2014 legislative session. more»

Natural Gas Price Spikes, Availability Drove Electric Rate Spikes Senate Committee Told

April 1, 2014

Frederick Bresler, Vice President of Market Operations for PJM, said Tuesday severe winter weather caused record natural gas price spikes and delivery problems that were responsible for about half the electric generation outages on the coldest day of the winter on January 7 forcing the cost of electric from an average of less than $40 per MwH to more than $1,000 per MwH for suppliers, higher than more»

March State Revenue Collections $100M Below Estimates, $176M Below For Year

April 1, 2014

Pennsylvania collected $4.2 billion in General Fund revenue in March, which was $20.7 million, or 0.5 percent, less than anticipated, Secretary of Revenue Daniel Meuser reported Tuesday. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $20.5 billion, which is $96.3 million, or 0.5 percent, below estimate. more»

What They’re Saying About Job-Creating American Natural Gas

April 1, 2014

The safe development of job-creating American natural gas is helping “communities grow and the economy prosper.” At the same time, shale is providing community parks more»

Natural Lands Trust Preserves 163-Acre ConaMoore Farm In Chester County

April 1, 2014

Natural Lands Trust announced recently the conservation of ConaMoore Farm, a 163-acre property in East Nantmeal Township, Chester County. The shady woodlands, rolling pastures, and picturesque buildings of ConaMoore Farm, located along Route 401, serve as the gateway to East Nantmeal Township. more»

DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians April Is Earth Month - Pick It Up PA!

April 1, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday reminded residents that April is Earth Month. more»

SRBC Solicits Projects For Consumptive Water Use Mitigation

March 31, 2014

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission Monday released a Solicitation For Projects: Water Sources For Consumptive Use Mitigation Within The Susquehanna River Basin.  Proposals are due June 27.SRBC’s regulations regarding review and approval of projects require mitigation for consumptive use of water. more»

DEP Invests $3.4 Million For Agricultural Outreach Program and Assistance

March 31, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced a $3.4 million investment in an all-new agricultural outreach and assistance program, the Regional Agricultural Watershed Assessment Program, to improve water quality in six different watersheds throughout the state.“This project will allow DEP staff to work directly with farmers and our partners in the county conservation districts to de more»

Rep. Daley Salutes Utility Decisions To Delay Heating Shutoffs

March 31, 2014

Rep. Peter J. Daley II (D-Washington), Minority Chair of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, Monday thanked key gas utilities in Pennsylvania for delaying service shutoffs by two weeks."The weather and skyrocketing heating bills have put consumers in a vise," said Rep. Daley. more»

Sen. Solobay Introduces Bill To Force Scrutiny Of Coal Plant Closures

March 31, 2014

After a winter of power-consumption warnings in Western Pennsylvania, Sen. more»

Live Stream Captures Footage Of Eaglets Hatching In Pittsburgh

March 31, 2014

Pennsylvania’s most famed bald-eagle nest has two new stars.  The first of what could be three eaglets hatched Friday inside a Pittsburgh nest as the magical moment was captured by a camera and live streamed to viewers online. Then on Sunday, a second egg hatched, bringing the count at the nest to two adults, two eaglets and one egg. more»

Brandywine Conservancy Will Plant 25,000th Tree April 19

March 31, 2014

The Brandywine Conservancy’s Reforestation Campaign will achieve its five-year goal ahead of schedule when it plants its 25,000th tree in East Brandywine Township, Chester County on April 19.The Brandywine Conservancy will plant 600 native trees along the East Branch of the Brandywine at a property owned by East Brandywine Township. more»

PA Environmental Council Supports Federal Efforts To Regulate Methane Emissions

March 28, 2014

Paul King, President & CEO of the PA Environmental Council Friday issued the following statement on a new federal strategy to more comprehensively regulate methane emissions to combat climate change--“The Pennsylvania Environmental Co more»

Hearing Dates May 7-8 On Hilcorp Gas Well Spacing Units Application

March 28, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Friday announced the hearing sessions on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing order, received from Hilcorp Energy Co., have been scheduled for May 7 and May 8.“We successfully secured a delay in order to ensure the public was properly informed on more»

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Welcomes New Board Members

March 28, 2014

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Friday announced the addition of two new members to their Board of Directors-- John McGoran, Manager of Municipal Services with Republic Services and Mary Webber, Founder and Principal of Webber Associates. “Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is honored to welcome John McGoran and Mary Webber as new board members. more»

PEC Environment Ride Set For May 16-18

March 28, 2014

Join the PA Environmental Council for the annual Pennsylvania Environment Ride May 16-18  from Elizab more»

School Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge A Huge Success In Centre County

March 28, 2014

Sixteen State College Area Elementary Schools are currently competing in an eight week Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge which has so far recy more»

Senator Scarnati Announces Pennsylvania Elk Drawing Moved to Elk County

March 28, 2014

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s annual Elk License Drawing will be held at the Elk County Visitor’s Center this summer, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The 2014 drawing will take place at the Elk County Visitor’s Center on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in conjunction with the Keystone Elk Country Alliance Elk Festival. more»

PACD Awards Water Pollution Prevention Mini-Grants To Conservation Districts

March 28, 2014

The PA Association of Conservation Districts Friday announced the award of more than $46,000 for 26 projects in 25 counties that promote water pollution prevention strategies through the Non-Point Source Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-Grant Program. more»

PennTAP Offers OSHA Training To Prevent Workplace Chemical Injuries

March 27, 2014

Any organization that handles, uses or stores hazardous chemicals  – from nail salons and funeral homes to contractors and manufacturers – must comply with the latest version of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard or the company risks employee injury and/or OSHA citation. more»

Scarnati: Natural Gas Energy Development Impact Fee Grants Awarded

March 27, 2014

Businesses and organizations in the 25th Senatorial District will receive more than $798,000 in state Natural Gas Energy Development Program grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Andrew Heath Receives PA Recreation & Park Society Citation

March 27, 2014

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Executive Director Andrew Heath recently received the presidential citation from PA Recreation & Park Society board president William Wert for his leadership in advocating for the Commonwealth’s parks, trails and open spaces.“The Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society is fortunate t more»

Clinton County CleanScapes Cleanup Events Begin In April

March 27, 2014

Clinton County CleanScapes will sponsor a series of community cleanup events in 2014 starting April 5 with the West Branch Susquehanna River greenway cleanup in Renovo, Clinton County. more»

DEP To Hold Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops In Northwest PA

March 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to one of three Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant workshops in Northwest Pennsylvania. They are scheduled to be held from 10:00 a.m. more»

PUC: Electric, Natural Gas Service Can Be Terminated April 1 By Suppliers

March 27, 2014

The Public Utility Commission Thursday reminded consumers who are behind on their electric and natural gas bills that their service may be terminated as of April 1, regardless of income.“The severe winter cold has meant we are all using our heating systems more, which means higher energy bills,” said PUC Chairman Robert F. Powelson. “Many across Pennsylvania are struggling to pay their bills. more»

DEP Awards $350,000 For Construction Of Drinking Water System In Lancaster County

March 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced the award of a $350,000 grant to Leacock Township, Lancaster County, to assist with the construction of a new public water system.DEP proposed to build a new public water system due to extensive groundwater contamination under a large portion of the Village of Intercourse, located within Leacock Township, and because property owners in more»

Schuylkill Scrubbers To Spruce Up Pennsylvania’s River of the Year In April-May

March 26, 2014

Volunteers are needed to join the estimated 1,500 people who will participate in the two-month Schuylkill Scrub by picking up litter during nearly 100 cleanup events near the Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania’s River of Year, in April and May.In addition, any more»

Clean Energy Wins Policy Roadmap Puts Renewables, Conservation Out Front

March 26, 2014

The PennFuture Energy Center Wednesday announced the release of the Clean Energy Wins Policy Roadmap to provide nonpartisan education to gubernatorial candidates, policymakers and the general public about the economic, job creation and environmental benefits of clean energy while identifying pract more»

Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshop In Bradford County May 2

March 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant workshop from 10:30 a.m. more»

Senior Environment Corps Seeking Volunteers In Clearfield County

March 26, 2014

Are you 55 years or older, live in Clearfield County and want to become involved in protecting our resources and educating the more»

CBF Supports Proposed EPA/Corps Rule Protecting Wetlands, Headwater Streams

March 25, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement Monday following the release of a proposed new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Army Corps of Engineers rule designed to protect isolated wetlands and headwater streams. more»

Carol Collier Joins Academy Of Natural Sciences As Senior Watershed Policy Advisor

March 25, 2014

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia Tuesday announced Carol R. Collier, an experienced leader in regional watershed management and planning, has joined the Academy as its Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy. more»

Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop In Dauphin County April 29

March 25, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection, along with the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation, invites government, private and public fleet managers, municipalities, universities and interested parties to a natural gas vehicle, infrastructure and incentive workshop from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. more»

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