The safe development of abundant and clean-burning natural gas supplies here in America “really is revolutionary.” Not only is this tightly-regulated development allowing the United States to become a global energy leader, but it’s also “more»
Surging natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica shales are moving in nearly every direction. Previous increases in takeaway capacity out of the Appalachian basin were largely upgrades and expansions of existing transmission lines. more»
If you have an interest in research related to agriculture and natural resources, organizers of Penn State's Ag Progress Days have a deal for you. Come to the event, Aug. 12-14, board a bus and you'll be transported into the field, where you can learn about topics such as crop production, woodlot management, wildlife habitat, biofuel feedstocks and water quality.
At best, the FY 2014-15 state budget is still a work in progress. The Senate and House both passed a General Fund budget-- House Bill 2328 (Adolph-R-Delaware)-- to beat the June 30 budget deadline, but instead of signing the bill right away, Gov. more»
The fiscal code bill that passed both chambers included a one-time influx of $95 million in revenue from reopening state forests and, for the first time ever, opening up state parks for new unconventional natural gas leasing.
Yesterday the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to undermine the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan – a reasonable and common-sense proposal to protect future generations from the worst impacts of global warming.
At a 3:00 press conference Wednesday, Gov. Corbett said all options are on the table-- including vetoing the budget passed by the General Assembly in House Bill 2328 (Adolph-R-Delaware)-- to get meaningful action on pension reform by the House and Senate. more»
The PA Environmental Council Wednesday wrote to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey urging him to discontinue efforts to eliminate the federal Transportation Alternatives Program which helps fund trail development projects in Pennsylvania and other states. more»
The PA Environmental Council Wednesday sent a letter to each member of the House urging them to eliminate language in the Fiscal Code bill-- House Bill 278 (Baker-R-Tioga)-- that would set different operational and environmental standards for regulating more»
Penn State announced today (July 2) that Richard Roush will be the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees at its July 11 meeting. His appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2014.
As part of Exelon’s commitment to keeping the public informed of its performance in the areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability, the company Tuesday announced it has released its 2013 corporate sustainability report.“We’re proud of the progress we’ve made toward our sustainability goals and remain dedica more»
The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it has successfully completed a $5,614,964 abandoned mine reclamation project in Houtzdale Borough, Clearfield County, which stabilized the ground beneath 154 homes to protect them from the threat of mine subsidence.“This critically important project that required two years to complete eases the concerns homeowners had expressed about more»
The July issue of the Western PA Conservancy’s Water, Land Life newsletter is now available and features a story on a new interactive web-based tool on all WPC projects, partners creating community gardens and much more. Click Here to read your copy.
Fine-scale climate model projections suggest the possibility that population centers in cool, highland regions of East Africa could be more vulnerable to malaria than previously thought, while population centers in hot, lowland areas could be less vulnerable, according to a team of researchers. more»
The House Rules Committee late Tuesday night amended House Bill 278 (Baker-R-Tioga) by taking out provisions relating to the Bank Shares Tax (which helped balance the budget), City Revitalization, extra funding for the Allentown school district and Improvement Zones and the Philly cigaret more»
Here's the schedule for the Senate and House this Fall-- House September 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 October 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 November 12 Senate September 15, 16, 22, 23, 24 October 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 November 12
On July 15 the Environmental Quality Board is scheduled to consider proposed land reclamation guarantee and final medical waste regulations and hear a science update on chloride and sulfate toxicity testing in surface waters. more»
The agenda for the July 15 DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting will feature presentations on DCNR’s new endangered species permit review tool and Gov. Corbett’s Executive Order authorizing non-impact drilling on State Park and Forest Land. more»
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