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TreeVitalize Watershed Grants Available In Southeast PA For Watershed Tree Plantings

June 19, 2014

The PA Horticultural Society announced Thursday it will begin accepting applications for Southeast TreeVitalize Watershed Grants to encourage tree plantings in stream corridors and watersheds in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelp more»

Student Stories: Forest Science major helps with forest fire, carbon research

June 19, 2014

Penn State student Celine Colbert spent last summer in the West assisting with research that may help to prevent severe wildfires.

Senate, House Adjourn Until Monday, Skipping Scheduled Thursday Session Day

June 18, 2014

Both the Senate and House adjourned today until Monday, skipping a scheduled Thursday voting session.  No doubt they'll be working on the state budget.

Help Wanted: Professional Recyclers Of PA Seeks Executive Director

June 18, 2014

The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, currently headquartered in Harrisburg, seeks a creative, service-oriented individual to lead our 501(c)(3) organization. more»

DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee To Consider Work Schedule June 24

June 18, 2014

DEP’s Climate Change Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on June 24 and will review a proposed schedule for developing the next Climate Change Impact Assessment report and the 2015 Climate Change Action Plan. more»

PennVEST, DEP: Results Of Nutrient Credit Trading Auction, Next Auction Sept. 10

June 18, 2014

The PA Infrastructure Investment Authority and the Department of Environmental Protection, along with financial information services company Markit, announced Wednesday they have held the second “forward” auction in 2014 for the sale and purchase of nutr more»

DEP Fines Carrizo Marcellus LLC $192,044 For Well Control Incident, Spill

June 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it has fined Carrizo Marcellus LLC of Houston, Texas, $192,044 for a well control incident and a production water spill at gas well pads in Washington Township, Wyoming County, in March and April 2013.“These were serious incidents that resulted in environmental degradation and the evacuation of citizens from their homes,” DEP Director more»

Legislative Audit Advisory Commission Report Finds $153 Million Reserve In 2013

June 18, 2014

The bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission chaired by Rep. more»

Senate Environmental Committee Hearing June 27 On EPA Carbon Reduction Reg.

June 18, 2014

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas reduction requirements for existing power plants on June 27 and its potential impacts on energy generation in Pennsylvania. more»

DEP To Webcast Oil & Gas Advisory Board Meeting Live June 26

June 18, 2014

DEP’s Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board is scheduled to meet on June 26 to consider a summary of comments on the Chapter 78 drilling regulation changes and a conceptual overview of new, draft changes for a new regulation package covering well drilling standards, operations, pl more»

Penn State Extension Offers Tips For Healthier Ponds In June 25 Webinar

June 18, 2014

The Penn State Water Resources Extension team will provide a live, one hour webinar from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. more»

Penn State: 2014 Groundwater Symposium Presentations Posted

June 18, 2014

Groundwater professionals from across Pennsylvania gathered on May 7 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College for the 2014 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. more»

Governor’s Office Responds To Post-Gazette Article On Allegheny Forest Insect Plan

June 18, 2014

Patrick Henderson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Corbett, responded to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette June 14 alleging a conspiracy to open the Allegheny National Forest to more logging by using provisions in the new federal Farm Bill. more»

House Democratic Leader Disappointed With Corbett’s Budget Update

June 17, 2014

House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) Tuesday issued the following comments regarding the budget update provided by Gov. Tom Corbett:"It was very disappointing to hear the governor give no real update on the status of budget negotiations when we are less than two weeks from the budget deadline, other than to admit that the budget probably will not be done on time."Gov. more»

CBF-PA: Any Severance Tax Should Help PA Meet Clean Water Commitments

June 17, 2014

On Tuesday, Harry Campbell, Director of the PA Office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, wrote to members of the House and Senate urging them to remember the commitments Pennsylvania has made to cleaning up its rivers and streams if they enact a natural gas severance tax. more»

PPL Electric Utilities Customers Will Have The Power They Need This Summer

June 17, 2014

With the arrival of summer this weekend, PPL Electric Utilities customers will have reliable power to stay cool and comfortable during the hot and stormy months ahead.Across its 29-county service territory, the company is installing smart grid equipment, building new power lines and substations and trimming more trees to strengthen its system to meet summ more»

Superbugs, antibiotic resistance and chicken -- a stew of misconceptions

June 17, 2014

With recent headlines about dangerous "superbugs," an outbreak of Salmonella from chicken parts on the West Coast and the announcement by a national restaurant chain that it plans to serve only "antibiotic-free" chicken, it's no wonder the public is alarmed and confused.

MSC in the Tribune-Democrat: Shale Development a Boon to Region

June 17, 2014

Pennsylvania’s abundant natural gas resources continue to benefit our region. In fact, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission recently announced disbursements of shale impact-fee tax revenues – which totaled nearly $225 million for 2013 – to local counties and municipalities across the commonwealth, bringing the three-year total to more than $630 million. more»

Rep. Snyder: Bill Would Require Legislative OK Of Plan To Reduce Carbon Emissions

June 16, 2014

Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Fayette) Monday announced she is introducing legislation that would require the Department of Environmental Protection to submit any plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants to the General Assembly for approval before sending it to the U.S. more»

Senate, House Democrats React To IFO $1.44 Billion Deficit Estimate

June 16, 2014

Senate and House Democrats offered their reaction to the Independent Fiscal Office latest revenue estimates showing a state deficit of $1.44 billion in FY 2013-14 and 2014-15.Sen. more»

Independent Fiscal Office Projects $1.4 Billion State Deficit In FY 2013-14, FY 2014-15

June 16, 2014

The Independent Fiscal Office Monday released its official revenue estimate showing a $1.44 billion state revenue deficit which has to be made up in the budget process. more»

Oil & Gas Advisory Board To Discuss Drilling Reg Comments, New Drilling Reg. Package

June 16, 2014

DEP’s Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board is scheduled to meet on June 26 to consider a summary of comments on the Chapter 78 drilling regulation changes and a conceptual overview of new, draft changes for a new regulation package covering well drilling standards, operations, pl more»

Sign Up Now For the 20th Delaware River Sojourn On June 22 To 28

June 16, 2014

2014 marks the 20th year of the Delaware River Sojourn, one of the longest, continuously running PA River Sojourns - a true milestone! more»

Help Wanted: Partnership For Delaware Estuary Grant Coordinator

June 16, 2014

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of coordinator of grants. more»

Webinar to examine natural gas potential of Utica shale formation

June 16, 2014

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will analyze the natural gas potential of another shale formation.

Renewable Resources Used in US Power Plants

In 2013, 13% of the US electricity generated was from renewable sources. Here’s a look at what renewables make up this amount.

DEP: New Oil And Gas Permit Fees Go Into Effect June 14

June 13, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Friday announced the Environmental Quality Board adopted a final rulemaking increasing unconventional well permit fees. The new fees will take effect June 14. more»

PA Ranks 6th In U.S. For International Coastal Cleanup Volunteers

June 13, 2014

Pennsylvania ranked 6th in the nation for the number of volunteers participating in the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup - 9,745 volunteers from 35 counties across Pennsylvania canvassed their communities to remove 459,076 pounds of trash and debris from Pennsylvania’s waterways and coastal regions during the 28th annual more»

Student Stories: Food science major gets to meat of the matter in Poland

June 13, 2014

Most college students originally enrolled in their studies following high school graduation, but Penn State food science major Steve Bookbinder took a different path.

Penn State Researchers Seeking Clearfield County Participants For Marcellus-Related Project

June 13, 2014

Penn State researchers are seeking Clearfield County residents who are interested in science and energy to participate in the Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Program, a ten-week program exploring the natural and social sciences through the context of natural gas development.The program itself will take place from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, with the next session slated for Monday. more»

Corbett: Tackle State Pension Problems, Then We’ll Talk About The Budget

June 12, 2014

Gov. Corbett this week issued a clear challenge to the House and Senate Republicans-- seriously tackle the state’s rising state and school employee pension costs and then he’ll talk about ways to plug the expected $1.6 billion budget gap. more»

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June 12, 2014

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