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Growing Greener Urges Lawmakers To Include Environment In Any Severance Tax

June 3, 2014

The PA Growing Greener Coalition Tuesday urged state legislators to include funding for environmental programs and initiatives in any legislation that would enact a severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. more»

Ben Franklin-Southeast Solicits Alternative, Clean Energy Proposals

June 3, 2014

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA Tuesday issued a Request for Proposals for funding awards of up to $750,000 for companies with commercializing technologies in energy generation, conservation, and/or transportation.An email notice of in more»

Gas Drillers Pay 11.5% More In Impact Fees In 2013 Due To Price Increases

June 2, 2014

The Tribune Review reported Monday afternoon the Public Utility Commission collected 11.5 percent more in drilling impact fees for 2013 than it did in 2012. more»

House Democrats Hear Concerns About Additional Drilling On State Lands

June 2, 2014

The House Democratic Policy Committee Monday heard concerns about Gov. Tom Corbett's proposal to expand gas drilling in state parks and forests to raise an additional $75 million to balance the budget.The hearing, which was organized by Rep. more»

DEP Awards More Than $1 Million For 2 Mine Reclamation Projects In Centre County

June 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it has awarded $819,444 for the Coaldale abandoned mine reclamation project in Rush Township and $321,718 for the Moshannon Far North project in Snow Shoe Township. more»

May State Revenue Collections $108M Below Estimates, $532.5M For Year

June 2, 2014

Pennsylvania collected $1.9 billion in General Fund revenue in May, which was $108 million, or 5.5 percent, less than anticipated, Secretary of Revenue Daniel Meuser reported Monday. more»

Five Facts About Pennsylvania’s Setback Requirements

June 2, 2014

When it comes to the safe development of job-creating shale gas, Pennsylvania continues to lead by example, including regulations related to setbacks [“setbacks” are the distance from a wellhead to a certain structure or body of water]. To be sure, Pennsylvania’s setback requirements are among the nation’s most stringent. more»

Corbett Expresses Concerns About New EPA Carbon Emission Regulations

June 2, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett released the following statement regarding new regulations issued Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding carbon emissions.“As Pennsylvanians, we are doing our fair share to reduce carbon emissions, and we have made great strides in recent years. more»

EPA proposes first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants

June 2, 2014

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. PennEnvironment enthusiastically applauded the proposed limits, which once finalized will be the largest step the U.S. has taken to combat global warming.

PEC: Any Severance Tax Should Go First To Environmental Restoration, Protection

June 2, 2014

Davitt Woodwell, Executive Vice President for PA Environmental Council, issued the following statement Monday on state budget negotiations and the potential for a severance tax on natural gas development.“Many legislators in the General Assembly are introducing new legislation that would enact a severance tax on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and with it, more»

Thanks to natural gas, “the United States reduced its total

June 2, 2014

Thanks to natural gas, “the United States reduced its total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth.” http://t.co/YgaPfgUKxh

RT @ANGAus: A Smorgasbord of Savings. One Pennsylvania compa

June 2, 2014

RT @ANGAus: A Smorgasbord of Savings. One Pennsylvania company converts to natural gas and saves $100k a year. Think about it. http://t.co/…

Western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale industry “has been a

June 2, 2014

Western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale industry “has been a game-changer.” http://t.co/0ZBFmZfybR via @PittsburghPG

Tioga County to have its first compressed natural gas fillin

June 2, 2014

Tioga County to have its first compressed natural gas filling station within the year, reports @WmsptSunGazette: http://t.co/YlSxuOPfFq #CNG

.@WhiteHouse report: #Fracking boosts U.S. economy, energy i

June 2, 2014

.@WhiteHouse report: #Fracking boosts U.S. economy, energy independence http://t.co/sodi4Ge6E9 via @nypost

.@Podesta44: Natural gas “has an important role to play in t

June 2, 2014

.@Podesta44: Natural gas “has an important role to play in the economy; having a net positive effect on emissions.” http://t.co/hRQ9EtOA8R

RT @DomNews: Dominion Receives Maryland Public Service Commi

June 2, 2014

RT @DomNews: Dominion Receives Maryland Public Service Commission’s Approval Of Cove Point #LNG Export Project.>> http://t.co/Zr91wVoJUU

Marcellus Shale production driving down utility bills for Ne

June 2, 2014

Marcellus Shale production driving down utility bills for New Jersey families, businesses http://t.co/2I3BD7tOD3 via @BurlcoTimes #fracking

Shale = Energy Security “Net natural gas imports drop as U.S

June 2, 2014

Shale = Energy Security “Net natural gas imports drop as U.S. production soars” http://t.co/oQcvwwC6Pa via @HoustonChron

MSC member MarkWest “excited to expand processing capacity w

June 2, 2014

MSC member MarkWest “excited to expand processing capacity with the addition of new facilities in Butler County.” http://t.co/HZ1AoSZ8kY

Emerald View Park BioBlitz At Mount Washington, Pittsburgh June 6-7

June 1, 2014

Help scientists and nature enthusiasts identify a diverse population of plant and animal species living in an urban park on June 6-7 at more»

Monterey Shale Oil Estimate Revised Downward Drastically

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) cut its estimate of technically recoverable oil from California’s Monterey shale formation.

New scholarship to support biological engineering students

May 30, 2014

A Penn State alumnus and his wife have endowed a new scholarship in support of students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with demonstrated need. Wayne and Marian Martenas, of Lititz, Pa., provided a $50,000 gift to create the Martenas Family Trustee Scholarship. First preference for funds will go to students majoring in Biological Engineering.

Opinion: Public Silenced In Adoption Of New Variable Electric Rate Regulations

May 30, 2014

Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery)Majority Chair House Consumer Affairs Committee more»

PennVEST, DEP Invite Comments On Clean Water, Drinking Water Intended Use Plan

May 30, 2014

The PA Infrastructure Investment Authority and DEP published notice of an opportunity to comment and a June 10 public hearing on the 2014 Intended Use Plans for the Clean Water and more»

PA Energy Development Authority Invites Comments On Proposed PA Energy Plan

May 30, 2014

The PA Energy Development Authority is inviting comments on a proposed PA Energy Development Plan outlining the Authority’s policy goals, general operating principles and investment priorities. more»

RT @nfib_pa: How can your #SmallBusiness tap into the Marcel

May 30, 2014

RT @nfib_pa: How can your #SmallBusiness tap into the Marcellus Shale boom? FREE Webinar from @nfib_pa http://t.co/hrD7cAxGbQ

.@MadeinSWPA proud of helping Pennsylvania manufacturers ent

May 30, 2014

.@MadeinSWPA proud of helping Pennsylvania manufacturers enter the shale gas supply chain. http://t.co/NJDcrnfhn8

.@pennlive column: “Fracking can bring renewed prosperity to

May 30, 2014

.@pennlive column: “Fracking can bring renewed prosperity to Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States.” http://t.co/qgIHV2eNnw

RT @dcexaminer: The U.S. oil and gas boom has made a “signif

May 30, 2014

RT @dcexaminer: The U.S. oil and gas boom has made a “significant contribution” to economic and jobs growth since the recession http://t.co…

.@capgaznews op-ed: America’s energy renaissance is creati

May 30, 2014

.@capgaznews op-ed: America’s energy renaissance is creating jobs and transforming local economies across the nation. http://t.co/eKhlmwHnWJ

Thanks to shale gas, American #LNG infrastructure built for

May 30, 2014

Thanks to shale gas, American #LNG infrastructure built for import is being rejigged for export. http://t.co/0088t9QgbR

Thanks to shale, NJ’s largest utility announced that residen

May 30, 2014

Thanks to shale, NJ’s largest utility announced that residential #natgas bills would drop to lowest rate in 14 years. http://t.co/2HTDAr0EzF

RT @PSEGNews: PSE&G proposes to reduce residential gas b

May 30, 2014

RT @PSEGNews: PSE&G proposes to reduce residential gas bills by nearly 9 percent this winter. http://t.co/O4cOiGIS66

RT @EIAgov: US #naturalgas net imports in 2013 down 14% to 1

May 30, 2014

RT @EIAgov: US #naturalgas net imports in 2013 down 14% to 1,311 Bcf, the lowest level since 1989 http://t.co/JVRnGcGjgT #energy http://t.c…

Game Commission Offers Summer Workshops For Educators

May 29, 2014

Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops.Formal educators and nonformal educators such as Scout leaders, afterschool educators and youth-group leaders are welcome to attend these workshops.Project WILD aims to provide a wildlife-based conservation education that fosters responsible ac more»

Environmental, Other Groups Oppose More State Forest Drilling

May 29, 2014

Civic, religious and environmental groups Thursday called on Gov. Tom Corbett to reverse his decision to permit additional leasing of mineral rights in state parks and forests for natural gas drilling during a news conference organized by Rep. more»

Schuylkill River Student Expedition To Inspire Watershed Action June 7

May 29, 2014

On June 7 ten high school students from communities throughout the headwaters of the Schuylkill River to its terminus in Philadelphia will embark on a weeklong expedition throughout the 2,000-square-mile Schuylkill River watershed. more»

Senate Environmental Committee Considers Nuclear Plant Fees, Heritage Area Bills June 3

May 29, 2014

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to meet June 3 to consider legislation to increase nuclear power plant fees, establishing the Heritage Areas Program in law and to fund private lateral sewage line repairs. more»

What They’re Saying About Job-Creating American Shale

May 29, 2014

The safe development of clean-burning American shale is generating “exponential growth in business” as well as thousands of family-sustaining jobs, local investments and revenues. more»

Vote For Your Favorite Great American Cleanup Of PA Video

May 29, 2014

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is requesting your help to choose the winner of the 2014 Great American Cleanup of PA video. Go to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Facebook page and like your favorite video! more»

PA Celebrates Get Outdoors Month In June

May 29, 2014

Outdoor recreation areas across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities during June as part of a statewide Get Outdoors Month observance, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti said Thursday."The Get Outdoors Month celebration gives our bureaus of state parks and forestry, as well as other outdoor rec more»

Zinc deficiency before conception disrupts fetal development

May 29, 2014

Female mice deprived of dietary zinc for a relatively short time before conception experienced fertility and pregnancy problems and had smaller, less-developed fetuses than mice that ingested zinc during the same times, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

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