Williamsport – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with partners at Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT), invites fleet managers, municipalities and business owners to a natural gas vehicle workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at DEP's Northcentral Regional Office, 208 W. 3rd St., Williamsport. more»
The Department of Environmental Protection published notice of draft technical guidance for public comment in the October 4 PA Bulletin changing the policy for identifying, tracking and resolving oil and gas violations and for coordinating immediate responses and final remediation of spills and releases of substances into so more»
In the far reaches of western Pennsylvania, hugging the state's border with Ohio and West Virginia, is a tiny sliver of land in central Beaver County that is Vanport Township. But within the 1.2-square-mile township, a decades-old groundwater contaminant and an abandoned quarry that had been used as a dumping ground were a combined disaster waiting to happen. more»
Fewer than 20 percent of the 350 community water systems in the lower Susquehanna River region have assessed existing threats to water supplies and even fewer (about six percent) have developed Source Water Protection (SWP) plans -- plans that delineate recharge areas, inventory potential sources of contamination, and involve community stakeholders in developing strategies for reducing the likelih more»
The Governor’s Office published what it called a Catalog of Nonregulatory Documents published by state agencies in the October 4 PA Bulletin. It includes policy statements, guidance manuals, decisions and other materials that provide compliance related information. more»
To assist consumers in using the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health have launched a website, Health Insurance and You, designed to be a one-stop resource for information on the Marketplace, the benefits of health insurance, a county-by-county listing of “patient navigators” and other resources.
The Department of Environmental Protection and its partners invite fleet managers, municipalities and business owners to attend one of four upcoming natural gas vehicle workshops.Workshops will be held on the following dates and locations: -- October 9 -10 a.m.-noon, DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville. more»
In a speech today at Northwestern University, President Obama once again touted the clear benefits associated with tightly-regulated shale development, stating: “Today, the number one oil and gas producer in the world is no longer Russia or Saudi Arabia; it’s America.more»
The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday invited schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and businesses to apply for Environmental Education Grants to develop environmental education programs and projects. more»
The Department of Environmental Protection invites manufacturers, retailers, service providers, agricultural businesses and other small businesses to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. more»
Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday accepted the resignation of DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo, effective immediately. Secretary Abruzzo made his decision based on the best interest of the important mission of the Department of Environmental Protection. more»
Acting in concert with the Pennsylvania State Police and in the wake of the Game Commission’s temporary suspension of hunting and closure of its game lands within seven townships in northeastern Pennsylvania during an ongoing manhunt, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is closing sections of Delaware State Foremore»
Former DEP Secretary David E. Hess Thursday sent a letter to members of the Senate urging them to pass House Bill 343 (Miller-R-York) which would set standards for the construction and abandonment of private water wells. more»
The Senate Democratic Policy Committee Wednesday held a hearing in Wilkes-Bare on ways state government can improve how it tracks, monitors and responds to public health complaints related to gas drilling.The discussion was held at Kings College at the request of Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne), Minority Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. more»
Just in time for early-season hunting and the fall foliage viewing season, DCNR has launched a new interactive map of state forest lands across the state.“For archers planning to open their season this Saturday in state forestlands, or others planning upcoming fall foliage drives, this website is brimming with information on roads recent more»
PennEnvironment and the Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited announced today that they have sent a formal notice of intent to sue Tredyffrin Township (Chester County) and the Tredyffrin Township Municipal Authority for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act.