Pennsylvania

Historic And Museum Commission Announces New Historic Markers

March 4, 2014

The World War II Stuart Tank, Father of the American Navy John Barry, world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Leopold Stokowski and Fred McFeely Rogers, creator and host of long-running PBS program “Mr. more»

Redland Mine Drainage Treatment Project Moves Forward In Allegheny County

March 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced work is expected to begin the week of March 17 on the second phase of a project to treat water discharge from the Indianola mine pool and improve the water quality of Little Deer Creek in Indiana Township, Allegheny County.DEP’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, together with the Clean Streams F more»

Shale 101 - Small Business Supply Chain Opportunities April 2 In Chester

March 4, 2014

The PA Small Business Development Centers will host a Shale 101-Small Business Supply Chain Opportunities Workshop on April 2 at Widener University SBDC, 1350 Edgmont Ave., Suite 1300 in Chester, Delaware County starting at 9:00 a.m. more»

March Issue Of Fish & Boat Commission’s Currents Newsletter Now Available

March 4, 2014

The March issue of the Fish and Boat Commission’s Currents newsletter is now available.  Click Here to read a copy.

Scarnati Announces New Veterans Designation on PA Driver’s Licenses

March 4, 2014

Pennsylvania veterans can now apply for a special designation on their driver’s license to honor their service as one of the Commonwealth’s 950,000 military veterans, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

EPA: Going Green Will Save Lancaster In Controlling Stormwater

March 4, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday released a report that found green infrastructure can be a cost effective solution to controlling stormwater while providing numerous economic benefits. more»

Senators Scarnati and Pileggi Comment on the Passing of Senator Hal Mowery

March 4, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) today remembered Senator Hal Mowery as a good friend and a Senator who worked tirelessly on behalf of his constituents.

Senators Scarnati and Pileggi issued the following joint statement: more»

PA Environmental Council Opposed To Bill Removing Protection For Endangered Species

March 4, 2014

The PA Environmental Council Tuesday sent a letter to every member of the House expressing its opposition to House Bill 1576 (Pyle-R-Armstrong) that is now on the voting schedule for next week. more»

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Urges Action To Oppose Endangered Species Bill

March 4, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA sent an action alert out to its members urging them to oppose House Bill 1576 (Pyle-R-Armstrong) saying it would significantly reduce protection for endangered species. more»

Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, Technology Workshop In Williamsport March 26

March 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and the Eastern PA Alliance for Clean Transportation invite stakeholders, including public and private fleet managers, local municipalities, schools, universities, non-profit entities, government agencies and other interested parties, to an alternative fuels, vehicles and technology workshop on March 2 more»

Winners Of PRC Lens On Litter Contest Photo Contest, Accepting Entries For 2014

March 4, 2014

The PA Resources Council announced this week Cathy Bittinger won first place in the adult category for the 2013 Lens on Litter Photo Contest and Kelsey Schreck won first place in the student category.The Lens On Litter  Contest is designed to help heighten awareness about litter and its threats to public health, safet more»

March Issue Of e-PRC Is Now Available From PA Resources Council

March 4, 2014

The March issue of e-PRC is now available from the PA Resources Council. PRC is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year.  Click Here to read a copy.

Registration Now Open For PA Groundwater Symposium May 7

March 3, 2014

In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension’s Master Well Owner Network, the Department of Environmental Protection and the PA Ground Water Association along with numerous other sponsors are organizing the 2014 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symp more»

February State Revenue $34.6 Million Less Than Anticipated, $75.5M Below For Year

March 3, 2014

Pennsylvania collected $1.6 billion in General Fund revenue in February, which was $34.6 million, or 2.1 percent, less than anticipated, Secretary of Revenue Daniel Meuser reported Monday. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $16.3 billion, which is $75.5 million, or 0.5 percent, below estimate.

State Offices Delay Opening

March 3, 2014

State agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction in Harrisburg will open 2 hours later due to winter weather. DEP Norristown Regional Office will open at 10:30 due to winter weather.

MSC president discusses shale development with W.Va. State Journal

March 1, 2014

David J. Spigelmyer is president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. He spoke with The State Journal about the present and future potential of developing Marcellus Shale.

THE STATE JOURNAL: What is the short- and long-term outlook for development of the Marcellus Shale? more»

Baker Co-Sponsors Legislation to Address Variable Rate Electric Plans; House Hearing to be Held on the Issue March 20

February 28, 2014

HARRISBURG – In response to the thousands of complaints statewide about skyrocketing electric rates for those individuals who entered into variable rate contracts with their electric generation supplier, the House Consumer Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing in March to gather more information on the issue, announced state Rep. more»

Philadelphia Water Student Street Art Contest For Clean Water Entries Due March 7

February 28, 2014

The students in kindergarten through high school now have until March 7 to enter the Philadelphia Water Department Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest. more»

Keep PA Beautiful Congratulates Westmoreland Cleanways On Opening Recycling Center

February 28, 2014

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful congratulates their local affiliate, Westmoreland Cleanways, on the opening of a permanent drive-through Recycling Center on February 3.  The center is open for residents and businesses to recycle material such as electronics, tires, and Freon appliances. more»

What They’re Saying: Shale is “Creating Hope and Opportunity”

February 28, 2014

The economic, environmental and national security benefits tied to tightly-regulated shale development continue to cascade across our nation. more»

PA Lake Management Society Conference Set For March 19-20

February 28, 2014

The PA Lake Management Society will hold its annual conference on March 19-20 at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in State College. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Ann Rhoads, the former Director of Botany at the Morris Arboretum near Philadelphia. more»

DEP Publishes Final Policy On Public Participation In Permit Application Reviews

February 28, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the March 1 PA Bulletin of the final technical guidance and a comment/response document for the Policy on Public Participation in the Permit Application Review Process. more»

DEP Requires Coal Bed Methane Processing Projects To Report Methane Emissions

February 28, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the March 1 PA Bulletin requiring all owners and operators of companies involved in coal bed methane gas processing to for the first time report their methane emissions for 2013 by April 30 and each year thereafter. more»

Baker Ranked No. 1 in Citizen Services

February 27, 2014

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) announced today that his district offices have once again ranked No. 1 in the amount of constituent services handled by Republican lawmakers across the state. In fact, his offices process approximately nine times more motor vehicle and driver licensing paperwork than the average legislative district.

Pennsylvania Legislative Leaders Encourage Museums & Historical Societies to Apply for State Grants

February 27, 2014

HARRISBURG – Legislative leaders from the state Senate and House today reminded museums across Pennsylvania to apply for Cultural and Historical Support grants from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. more»

MSC in Allentown Morning Call: “Shale a Positive Economic Force”

February 27, 2014

Two recent stories (“A tax on fracking would have raised millions” and “State inflates fracking-related jobs numbers” ) deprived your readers of important facts. more»

Perkiomen Watershed Cleanup Set For April 12, Volunteers Wanted

February 26, 2014

Registration is now open for volunteers and sponsors to take part in the Schuylkill Watershed’s largest Stream Clean-up event, hosted by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy on April 12. more»

Penn State Extension: Illustrated Guide To Shale Gas Development In PA

February 26, 2014

Penn State Extension has put together a video presentation on shale gas development, drilling equipment and practices in Pennsylvania well worth a look.  Click Here to visit their Illustrated Guide to Shale Gas Development.

Author, Naturalist Scott Weidensaul To Speak At Hawk Mountain March 29

February 26, 2014

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will host a free talk, Gone for Another Day, by the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Scott Weidensaul at 4 p.m. on March 29 in the Visitor Center gallery. more»

Attorney General Concerned About Spikes In Consumer Electricity Bills

February 26, 2014

Over the past few weeks, the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection and the independent Office of Consumer Advocate each have received hundreds of calls and complaints from consumers regarding unexpected and dramatic spikes in the cost of their electricity. more»

Hawk Mountain To Hold Annual Spring Equinox Celebration March 22

February 26, 2014

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will host its annual Spring Equinox Celebration March 22 with a variety of programs to celebrate nature’s renewal. Programs will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will focus on Pennsylvania’s natural landscape, plants, and wildlife. more»

DEP Energy Exhibit Visits Erie Home & Garden Expo March 13-16

February 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will display its interactive “DEP at Home” exhibit during the Erie Home and Garden Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center from March 13 to 16. more»

EPA Awards Environmental Justice Grants In Philadelphia

February 26, 2014

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Environmental Justice Executive Order, the U.S. more»

Groups Rally Against More Gas Leasing On State Lands

February 25, 2014

Tuesday, citizens from across Pennsylvania joined by members of thirty-five of the state’s conservation, outdoor, environmental protection, and civic engagement organizations rallied in the Capitol rotunda against Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposal to lift an existing moratorium on natural gas leasing in Pennsylvania’s state forests. They called on Gov. more»

PA To Receive Over $52 Million For Abandoned Mine Reclamation

February 25, 2014

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) Tuesday announced the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mine Reclamation and Enforcement has awarded Pennsylvania $52,368,972.10 in funds to clean up abandoned coal mines. The funds could also help put out mine fires in parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania. more»