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PUC Chair Robert Powelson Elected President Of Regional Utility Commission Group

June 25, 2014

Public Utility Commission Chairman Robert F. Powelson Wednesday was sworn in as President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners.“I’m thrilled to expand my role with MACRUC and continue to work toward advancement and uniformity of public utility regulation throughout the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Chairman Powelson. more»

PA Horticultural Society Offers Tree Tender Training This Fall In Southeast

June 24, 2014

The PA Horticultural Society is offering a full schedule of Tree Tender training sessions this Fall in the Southeast to teach residents of the 5-county Philadelphia area how to plant and care for trees in their communities. more»

House GOP Budget Proposal Based On Liquor Privatization, Fund Transfers

June 24, 2014

The House Appropriations Committee Tuesday amended and reported out House Bill 2328 (Adolph-R-Delaware) which creates a $29.1 billion General Fund budget that relies on $380 million from the passage of more»

EPA Orders 85 PA Municipalities To Improve Stormwater Management

June 24, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday announced it has sent orders to 85 municipalities in northcentral and northeast Pennsylvania requiring improvements to their programs for managing stormwater. more»

PA Energy Development Authority Funding Workshops in Northcentral PA July 14-17

June 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites non-profit corporations, schools, colleges and universities, and local governments, public corporations, for-profit businesses and authorities to attend one of three PA Energy Development Authority funding workshops in northcentral Pennsylvania.The wor more»

House Votes To Suspend Tax Credit Programs, But Not Film Production, EITC

June 24, 2014

The House voted Monday to amend House Bill 2188 (Cutler-R-Lancaster) to suspend certain tax credit programs for two years as part of this year’s budget dance. more»

DEP Offers Online Refresher Training Program for X-Ray Equipment Operators

June 23, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it has partnered with a professor of health physics from Bloomsburg University to develop refresher training materials for operators of X-ray equipment who conduct low-risk procedures such as general radiography and dental X-rays.“Contin more»

House Environmental Committee Adds Conventional Well Bill To June 25 Agenda

June 23, 2014

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee late Monday, the Committee added House Bill 2350 (Causer-R-Cameron) setting different environmental and operational standards for conventional oil more»

Penn State IT helps University foals start off on the right hoof

June 23, 2014

Penn State's equine science team uses microchips, social media and live-streaming video technologies throughout the life cycle of the University's horses and during the department’s various events.

New Energy Taxes Threaten Pa.’s Economic Recovery

June 23, 2014

Pennsylvania’s economy – thanks in large part to job-creating shale development – is on a path toward recovery, with more private sector jobs being created each day: more»

Bill Setting New Conventional Well Standards Set For Action June 25 By Senate Environmental Committee

June 23, 2014

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has now scheduled a meeting for June 25 to consider Senate Bill 1378 (Scarnati-R- Jefferson) that would set different environmental standards for more»

Advances in proven technologies are delivering new opportuni

June 23, 2014

Advances in proven technologies are delivering new opportunities in oil & gas exploration and production around Pa. http://t.co/IZmBi0ehEa

.@WashTimes column: “Fighting Russia with U.S. natural gas e

June 23, 2014

.@WashTimes column: “Fighting Russia with U.S. natural gas exports” http://t.co/q4xRq3rZV3

More opportunity for promising shale careers: “CCAC Washingt

June 23, 2014

More opportunity for promising shale careers: “CCAC Washington campus to offer energy courses” http://t.co/PaiIRfkhNt via @oronline

“Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support more jobs over new en

June 23, 2014

“Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support more jobs over new energy taxes.” http://t.co/ta9HwTnrUo via @TribLIVE

RT If You Agree! Pennsylvania Needs More Jobs, Not New Energ

June 23, 2014

RT If You Agree! Pennsylvania Needs More Jobs, Not New Energy Taxes…Let’s Avoid a Race-to-the-Bottom http://t.co/vtFygPzSTI

RT @UGI_Utilities: Heading on a road trip to a fun destinati

June 23, 2014

RT @UGI_Utilities: Heading on a road trip to a fun destination this summer? Check out our latest blog post about natural gas vehicles: http…

“Manufacturing has been growing stronger thanks to the U.S.

June 23, 2014

“Manufacturing has been growing stronger thanks to the U.S. energy boom and a steady supply of natural gas.” http://t.co/yonjNh84Up

.@mcall op-ed: “Singling out the [shale] industry to pay ano

June 23, 2014

.@mcall op-ed: “Singling out the [shale] industry to pay another tax is not only unfair but also would hurt farmers.” http://t.co/95yqAPLNF9

RT @WilliamsUpdates: Blog post: Thank you, @unitedwaypgh, fo

June 23, 2014

RT @WilliamsUpdates: Blog post: Thank you, @unitedwaypgh, for recognizing our 2013 Pittsburgh office campaign http://t.co/lB04ErpYRr

Habitat loss, not poison, better explains grassland bird decline

June 23, 2014

Contrary to recent well-publicized research, habitat loss, not insecticide use, continues to be the best explanation for the declines in grassland bird populations in the U.S. since the 1980s, according to a new study by ecologists.

Post Lease Considerations for Landowners: The Renewal Clause or Extension of Lease Clause

Landowners throughout the shale play who have active leases, but no drilling may be looking at the calendar to see if their lease will expire.

DCNR Files Court Appeal On Request For State Parks, Forest Drilling Information

June 20, 2014

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Thursday appealed to Commonwealth Court a decision by the PA Office of Open Records directing his administration to turn over information on his plan to raise $75 million through the additional leasing of mineral rights in state parks and fore more»

Timber frame structure part of Pasto Museum silent auction at Ag Progress Days

June 20, 2014

A unique timber frame structure, built onsite during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, will be included in the Pasto Agricultural Museum's annual silent auction.

Urban agriculture the focus of June 27 webinar

June 20, 2014

Urban agriculture -- including its economics, successes and challenges -- will be the topic of a free Web-based seminar being offered at 2 p.m. June 27. The 90-minute webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.

Gov. Corbett Gives Pension, Liquor Ultimatum, Does Not Rule Out Severance Tax

June 20, 2014

Gov. Corbett this week made a “request” that the Senate and House do meaningful pension reform and liquor reform first before he will talk about what to do with the state budget or enacting revenue measures like a natural gas severance tax.  But he didn’t rule out enactment of a severance tax. “I am willing to be here.  The Lt. Governor is willing to be here.  No bluster, no threats. more»

Patriot-News: Budget Secretary Warns New Taxes May Be Required To Balance Budget

June 20, 2014

Expanding on Gov. Corbett’s budget statements this week, the Patriot-News reported Friday Budget Secretary Charles Zogby said Gov. more»

River Sweep Volunteers Needed For June 21 Cleanup In Western PA

June 20, 2014

Volunteers are needed for the 24th Annual River Sweep this June 21, from 8 a.m. to noon to help clean up stream and riverbanks in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. more»

DEP CAC Told PA Must Reduce Nitrogen By Over 10 Million Pounds By 2017

June 20, 2014

Andy Zemba, Director of DEP’s Interstate Waters Office, told the DEP Citizens Advisory Council Tuesday Pennsylvania must reduce its nitrogen load going into our rivers and streams by over 10 million pounds, our sediment load by nearly 212 million pounds and our phosphorus pollution by 141,000 pounds if we are to more»

Commonwealth Sues Major Oil Companies To Recover MTBE Damage, Cleanup Costs

June 19, 2014

Attorneys representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania filed separate lawsuits in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Thursday, seeking relief for the widespread pollution and more»

Keep PA Beautiful: Winners Of Great American Cleanup Of PA Video Contest

June 19, 2014

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Thursday announced a video by Clean and Green Harrisburg with Tri County Community Action in Dauphin County is the winner of the 2014 Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest.The video captured residents of all ages cleaning up a section of their neighborhood. more»

Behring assumes presidency of international agriculture association

June 19, 2014

Deanna Behring, director of international programs in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has begun a one-year term as president of the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development, an organization of U.S. and internationally based members who have devoted their careers to global agricultural development and hunger alleviation.

Pennsylvania needs more jobs and small businesses, like this

June 19, 2014

Pennsylvania needs more jobs and small businesses, like this one — http://t.co/Wk3KDO56WF — not new energy taxes.

Supporting innovation in the shale gas energy industry http:

June 19, 2014

Supporting innovation in the shale gas energy industry http://t.co/VOnwE6wDH8 via @PittsburghPG

.@PhilaEnergySols honored for amassing 3 million consecutive

June 19, 2014

.@PhilaEnergySols honored for amassing 3 million consecutive hours without an injury; employees get surprise bonuses http://t.co/RUHT82vUDp

Natural gas powers new clean-burning @MyPGW #CNG vehicles vi

June 19, 2014

Natural gas powers new clean-burning @MyPGW #CNG vehicles via @Maykuth http://t.co/pHfWF1VOfO

.@charleywest editorial: “Students who recently completed sh

June 19, 2014

.@charleywest editorial: “Students who recently completed shale training programs are making $70,000 per year.” http://t.co/Ft6mshYz9N

.@bfp_news op-ed: “Natural gas can strengthen our economy, s

June 19, 2014

.@bfp_news op-ed: “Natural gas can strengthen our economy, significantly reduce energy costs and improve air quality” http://t.co/MWWg3OIWIC

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