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More Details Released On DCNR Non-Surface Disturbance Gas Leasing

July 31, 2014

On Wednesday, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources released more details on how it plans to go about leasing additional State Forest and State Park lands for “non-surface disturbance” natural gas development. more»

Just The Facts: GAO Report on Underground Injection Wells

July 31, 2014

This week, the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report – made at the request of several members of Congress – on the issue and use of Underground Injection Control (UIC) wells. more»

Wide variety of presentations await Ag Progress Days visitors

July 30, 2014

Visitors to Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can learn a little bit about a lot by attending some of the many informative presentations to be offered by Penn State Extension specialists and agricultural industry experts, according to event organizers.

July Environmental Synopsis Now Available From Joint Conservation Committee

July 30, 2014

The July edition of the Environmental Synopsis newsletter is now available from the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee. more»

Centre County Arts Fest Recycling Sees Substantial Increase In 2014

July 30, 2014

Approximately 4,000 pounds of recyclables were collected during the four-day Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, a tenfold increase over 2013, in Centre County.Thanks to the efforts of FestZero; a group of Penn State Alumni, current students and concerned citizens, the Borough of State College,  the Pennsylvania State University and the more»

Keep PA Beautiful July Beautiful Resources Newsletter Now Available

July 30, 2014

The July issue of Keep PA Beautiful’s Beautiful Resources newsletter is now available.  Articles highlight the upcoming KPB report on recommendations to reduce illegal dumping to be released in September, details on the upcoming Litter Free School Zone Program for this year and much more. more»

Gardeners can learn to be pollinator friendly at Ag Progress Days

July 30, 2014

The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes will be the focus of the Yard and Garden area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14 at Rock Springs.

Food Science student team wins national competition

July 30, 2014

A student team representing the Food Science Department in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently took first place in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association College Bowl.

Gov. Corbett, Ohio, West Virginia Officials Rally Against EPA Climate Rule

July 30, 2014

Gov. Corbett Wednesday rallied on behalf of working families in Pennsylvania’s energy sector. Joined at the Rally to Support American Energy in Pittsburgh by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Gov. Corbett criticized the U.S. more»

Pasto Museum features hand-on demonstrations at Ag Progress Days

July 30, 2014

The Pasto Agricultural Museum will offer hands-on activities incorporated into new exhibits to connect visitors to their agricultural past -- allowing them to grind grain, peel apples and yank rope through pulleys to lift weights, to name a few -- during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14.

DCNR To Open 15 Day Comment Period On Loyalsock State Forest Drilling Plan

July 30, 2014

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti Wednesday announced the department will seek public comment once a draft Surface Development Management Agreement has been negotiated to protect the natural and recreational resources of a 25,000-acre tract known as the Clarence Moore lands in the more»

Food Science grad student to present research at 2014 SSIB

July 30, 2014

Catherine Shehan, a graduate student in Penn State's Department of Food Science, will present her research on the ways parents influence children’s eating behaviors, at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior on Aug. 2 in Seattle, Wash. more»

Wednesday NewsClips

July 30, 2014

House Will Now Be In Voting Session Aug. more»

Fish Commission Asks EPA Help Identifying Factors In Poor Susquehanna River Health

July 29, 2014

The Executive Director of the Fish and Boat Commission Tuesday called on the U.S. more»

MSC Issues Annual Workforce Survey Results

July 29, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released the results of its annual workforce survey [click here for detailed pdf. overview]. more»

CBF-PA To Launch New Watershed Cleanup Education Initiative

July 29, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA will be launching a major new initiative to educate local officials and the public about the need to cleanup Pennsylvania’s 19,000 miles of rivers and streams that do not meet basic water quality standards. more»

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Provides Summer Update On Watershed Cleanup Efforts

July 29, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Summer Update newsletter is now available featuring a report on how Pennsylvania is doing in meeting its water pollution cleanup milestones and an update from Harry Campbell, PA Office Director, on a new initiative to educate and engage local officials in Pennsylvania in the watershed cleanup effort. more»

HDPC Holds Hearing in Williamsport on Leasing State Lands for Drilling

4 weeks 6 days ago

WILLIAMSPORT, July 28 – Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee today heard from environmentalists and public interest advocates at a public hearing focusing on leasing state forests and parks for natural gas drilling, said state Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming. more»

PUC Reminds Consumers Of Electric Choice Standard Offer Program Savings

July 28, 2014

The Public Utility Commission Monday reminded consumers saving money on electricity can be as simple as enrolling in the Commission’s Electric Choice Standard Offer Program. The program was recognized last week by Gov. more»

PA Earns International Recognition For Strategies To Attract New Energy Investments

July 28, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett Monday announced the Foreign Direct Investment Association named Pennsylvania the 2014 FDI Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive Industries for actively implementing strategies to support foreign direct investment in the energy sector. more»

July Catalyst Newsletter Available From Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition

July 28, 2014

The July edition of The Catalyst newsletter is now available from the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition which features an article on the 16th Annual PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference in June.

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, no

July 28, 2014

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, not new energy taxes.”

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation

July 28, 2014

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation is the best guide we’ve ever seen

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington

July 28, 2014

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington Co., is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to shale.

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s wate

July 28, 2014

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s water dilemma; fees will be used to repair pumps, fix leaks.

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that support

July 28, 2014

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that supports families, quality healthcare and retirement benefits.”

.@ErnestMoniz: “Energy industry has been a premier provider

July 28, 2014

.@ErnestMoniz: “Energy industry has been a premier provider of ladders of opportunity” for the middle-class.

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at

July 28, 2014

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at @JonesDay #Energy Conference in Pittsburgh. #MFGenergy

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “

July 28, 2014

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “game-changing” advantages for American manufacturers.

.@U_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable en

July 28, 2014

.@U_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable energy is now a real, meaningful tool for the future of manufacturing.”

.@Chevron’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The be

July 28, 2014

.@Chevron’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The best investment in the industry are local employees” that call Pennsylvania home.

4-H event brings 500 youth to University Park campus

July 28, 2014

Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling near East Halls today (July 28) and Wednesday, as approximately 500 youth will be moving into East Halls today and departing on Wednesday afternoon as part of 4-H State Achievement Days.

School of Hospitality Management lends expertise to Nigerian food service execs

July 28, 2014

Oluwatoyin Alabi, president and CEO of a catering company in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, said one of the most valuable things he learned while studying with instructors in Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management (SHM) is how to maximize small spaces without compromising food safety. Now Alabi is determined to share what he’s learned with his team back home.

Appalachian Basin Decline Curve and Royalty Estimation (Part 1)

The royalty calculator has been a much asked for tool for landowners to estimate royalties, but past royalty estimations weren't based on Pennsylvania data. Learn what factors are involved in determining royalty calculations and of the new royalty calculator in this two-part article.

Science, fun merge for youth at Ag Progress Days

July 25, 2014

Hands-on activities designed to be fun, interactive and educational will expose young people to a variety of scientific fields at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14. Displays will engage young visitors in robotics, animal science and health, wildlife ecology and other topics, according to event organizers.

Safe, healthy households the goal of Ag Progress Days 'Family Room'

July 25, 2014

Keeping a family safe, healthy and happy can be a daunting task. But a visit to the Family Room at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can help make that job a little easier.

House Democratic Policy Committee to Hold Monday Hearing in Williamsport on Mirabito Bill about Drilling on State Lands

5 weeks 4 days ago

HARRISBURG, July 23 – State Rick Mirabito, D-Lycoming, today announced the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on leasing state forests and parks for natural gas drilling from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 28 at Lycoming College, Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, East Fourth and Basin streets, Williamsport.


State Awards $3 Million Grant For Solar Energy Array For Urban Outfitters In Lancaster

July 24, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday announced the award of a $3 million Economic Growth Initiative grant to Urban Outfitters, Inc. to install a 3 megawatt solar array on the roof of its new direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County.“Urban Outfitters is another great Pennsylvania success story,” Corbett said. more»

5 PA Farms Receive Clean Water Farm Awards

July 24, 2014

The PA Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. awarded the operators of five farms with the Clean Water Farm Award. The honor is annually awarded to farmers who manage their daily farm operations in an environmentally conscious manner that helps to protect Pennsylvania’s water quality. more»

DEP Hosts Open House For Western PA Local Government Officials

July 24, 2014

Staff from DEP's Southwest Regional Office hosted more than 30 local elected officials from Somerset, Indiana and Cambria counties on July 17.  The Elected Officials Updates are designed reach local officials and offer information and discussion about various DEP programs and initiatives.The updates are being held quarterly so that each county in the region can be represented. more»

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