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Marcellus Shale gas industry and drilling updates

West Branch Susquehanna River Sojourn August 13-17

July 7, 2014

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is now accepting registrations for the August 13-17 West Branch Susquehanna River Sojourn. Participants will travel 64 miles from Renovo to Jersey Shore, Pa. more»

The Nature Conservancy Environmental Action For The Future Program Involves PA Students

July 7, 2014

Students from the Walter Biddle Saul High School in Philadelphia are part of The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Program are heading out for a great summer adventure to nature preserves in 2 more»

“Truly Revolutionary” Shale Development “Playing Key Role in U.S. Recovery”

July 7, 2014

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»

PA Parks And Forests Foundation Announces Partnership With PSECU

July 7, 2014

July is Park and Recreation Month, and what better way to celebrate our state parks and forests than to become a member of the PA Parks and Forests Foundation. more»

Help Wanted: Headwaters RC&D Council Program Specialist

July 7, 2014

The Headwater Resource Conservation and Development Council is seeking candidates for a Program Specialist position for its DuBois office. The deadline to apply is July 25.  Click Here for details.

2014 Pipeline Roundup: Moving Marcellus and Utica Production to New Markets

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»

DEP: Rebates Still Available For Alternative Fuel Vehicles

July 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the July 5 PA Bulletin that rebates are still available under the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Rebate Program. more»

DCNR Holds Aug. 5 Hearing On Wild Resource Conservation Program Applications

July 4, 2014

The DCNR Wild Resource Conservation Program will hold a hearing on funding applications on August 5 in the 6th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building, Harrisburg starting at 10:00. more»

Ag Progress Days caters to research 'tour'-ists

July 3, 2014

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.

Lonie becomes Penn State's 'advocate-in-chief' for ag education

July 3, 2014

It would be difficult to find anyone with more enthusiasm for agriculture than Jean Lonie. more»

RT @BloombergNews: Siemens CEO Kaeser says he has `firepower

July 3, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Siemens CEO Kaeser says he has `firepower’ for oil and gas deals. North Americans, take note. http://t.co/wPp5JhnV1q

York Co. commissioners approve $20k of Marcellus Shale impac

July 3, 2014

York Co. commissioners approve $20k of Marcellus Shale impact fee tax revenues for bridge repairs http://t.co/pcctI6MgW9 via @ydrcom

.@WashTimes editorial: Shale gas has put “an average of $1,2

July 3, 2014

.@WashTimes editorial: Shale gas has put “an average of $1,200 back into the pockets of each American household.” http://t.co/h6y1EY5Vhf

Ironic: As NY continues to ban shale gas production, the sta

July 3, 2014

Ironic: As NY continues to ban shale gas production, the state is using more of this clean fuel to power its economy http://t.co/42ZvT5WaFv

Local official on new energy tax: “I don’t know what we wo

July 3, 2014

Local official on new energy tax: “I don’t know what we would get if the state gets its hand in the cookie jar first” http://t.co/3Md2RWLSAZ

FACT: Natural gas is a key backup source for intermittent re

July 3, 2014

FACT: Natural gas is a key backup source for intermittent renewables such as wind and solar power. http://t.co/XVarWcINSQ

In Case You Missed It: MSC Statement on Pennsylvania Budget

July 3, 2014

In Case You Missed It: MSC Statement on Pennsylvania Budget http://t.co/CRSo2nZiRr #JobsNotTaxes

.@EnergyInDepth Fact Check — New Ingraffea Report: Same Old

July 3, 2014

.@EnergyInDepth Fact Check — New Ingraffea Report: Same Old Tactics http://t.co/3GAk1xh9i2

.@bctimes editorial: Shell cracker “holds great promise for

July 3, 2014

.@bctimes editorial: Shell cracker “holds great promise for area as key component in booming natural gas industry.” http://t.co/xtI0xwIut7

Scorecard On Budget: Senate, House Left Town, Corbett Still Wants Pension Reform

July 3, 2014

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»

Budget Passage Puts Pennsylvania at Risk

July 2, 2014

 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.

Legislature Attacks Clean Power Plan

July 2, 2014

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.

House Amends, Returns Fiscal Code Bill To Senate For Concurrence, Adjourns

July 2, 2014

After amending House Bill 278 (Baker-R-Tioga), the Fiscal Code bill designed to implement parts of the state budget, the House voted 121 to 78 to send the measure back to the Senate. more»

Gov. Corbett: All Options On The Table, Including Vetoing The Budget, To Get Action On Pension Issue

July 2, 2014

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»

PEC Urges Toomey Not To Eliminate Federal Transportation Alternatives Program

July 2, 2014

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»

PA Environmental Council Urges House To Eliminate Ill-Advised Conventional Well Language In Fiscal Code

July 2, 2014

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»

Roush named new dean of College of Agricultural Sciences

July 2, 2014

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.

Game Commission: PA’s Bald Eagles Continue Their Climb

July 2, 2014

At its midway point, there’s already reason to believe 2014 just might go down as the “more»

Exelon Issues 2013 Sustainability Report

July 2, 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»

$5.6 Million Mine Reclamation Project Completed In Clearfield County

July 2, 2014

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»

Western PA Conservancy July Water, Land, Life Newsletter Now Available

July 2, 2014

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 predict malaria at local levels

July 2, 2014

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»

House Rules Committee Amends Fiscal Code Bill, Will Force Senate To Return

July 2, 2014

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»

Fall Schedule For Senate, House

July 1, 2014

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

Senate Just Left Town, Will Not Return Until September

July 1, 2014

The Senate tonight recessed and announced it will not return to Harrisburg until Monday, September 15. The House is still in session, but in Republican and Democratic Caucuses. more»

EQB To Consider Medical Waste, Land Reclamation Guarantees, Chloride Toxicity July 15

July 1, 2014

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»

DEP, Police Search For Missing Nuclear Gauge In Pittsburgh

July 1, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and police in Pittsburgh and Mount Lebanon Tuesday said they are searching for a missing porta more»

Fiscal Code Bill Passed By Senate After A Tie Vote

July 1, 2014

The Senate Tuesday passed the Fiscal Code bill-- House Bill 278 (Baker-R-Tioga)-- that follows to implement provisions in the General Fund budget. more»

MSC Statement on Pennsylvania Budget

July 1, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement on Pennsylvania’s recently passed budget agreement: more»

DEP Citizens Advisory Council: Endangered Species Review, Non-Impact Drilling July 15

July 1, 2014

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»

Resource guide to health care options available to PA residents

July 1, 2014

A free resource describing numerous no-cost or low-cost health care options available to Pennsylvania residents has been updated and published by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health and Penn State Extension.

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