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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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.
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»
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.
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»
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»
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»
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.