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Pennsylvania Auditor General issues stern critique of Department of Environmental Protection's handling of natural gas industry

July 23, 2014

Benefits of shale gas drilling “cannot come at the expense of the public's trust, health and wellbeing.” more»

Auditor General Performance Report Validates DEP's Work Regarding Unconventional Gas Drilling Activities

July 22, 2014

The Auditor General’s Office today released the Special Audit of DEP’s Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for the period 2009 through 2012, ...

DEP Announces Settlement with Pittsburgh Area Contractor and Associated Builders and Contractors

July 22, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reached an innovative settlement with Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania (ABC) and R. A. Glancy and Sons, Inc. (Glancy) regarding ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on July 23

July 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments during the evening hours of Wednesday, July 23, in Loyalsock, Lycoming and Old Lycoming townships, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito ...

DEP to Hold Public Meeting, Hearing on Former Lock Haven Laundry Property in Clinton County

July 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and public hearing to discuss plans to clean up solvent contamination at the former Lock Haven Laundry property on Bellefonte ...

Hearing Rescheduled for Hilcorp Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

July 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that hearing officer Michael Bangs has rescheduled the public hearing sessions on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing ...

Environmental organizations call for investigation into Pennsylvania Department of Health actions around fracking complaints

July 23, 2014

Legitimate public concerns with natural gas drilling activity “cannot be discounted or dismissed outright” more»

DEP Awards $1.66 Million to Clean Streams Foundation for Abandoned Mine Drainage

July 14, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.66 million grant to the Clean Streams Foundation, Inc. (CSF) to maintain acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment facilities ...

PennFuture praises new law to address storm water

July 23, 2014

Bill will provide storm water authorities a new tool to encourage voluntary efforts to reduce storm water

(Harrisburg — July 10, 2014) — PennFuture today praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Tom Corbett for the passage of Senator Ted Erickson's Senate Bill 1255 that provides new options for local governments to address the widespread problem of storm water runoff. more»

DEP Advises Stockton Residents to Not Use Water from Stockton Water System

July 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection is recommending that residents of Stockton #6 and Stockton #8 in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, not use water from the Stockton Water System for consumptive ...

DEP Advises Stockton Residents to Not Use Water from Stockton Water System

July 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection is recommending that residents of Stockton #6 and Stockton #8 in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, not use water from the Stockton Water System for consumptive ...

Search Continues for Missing Nuclear Gauge Belonging to Private Testing Firm

July 9, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and police in Pittsburgh and Mount Lebanon are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of a portable gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive ...

DEP Successfully Completes $5.6 Million Mine Reclamation Project in Clearfield County to Protect 154 Homes Threatened by Mine Subsidence

July 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has successfully completed a $5,614,964 abandoned mine reclamation project in Houtzdale Borough, Clearfield County, which stabilized ...

PennFuture urges legislature to reject irresponsible budget that will damage public lands

July 23, 2014

Shortsighted management of both the budget and public lands jeopardizes extraordinary assets for future generations; state parks face acute danger of accelerated drilling more»

Mosquito Spraying Set for Crawford County on July 2

July 1, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, July 2 in Cochranton Borough, Vernon Township and Meadville 5th Ward, Crawford County to control adult mosquito ...

DEP and Local Police Search for Missing Nuclear Gauge Belonging to Private Testing Firm

July 1, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and police in Pittsburgh and Mount Lebanon are searching for a missing portable gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material.
“It is ...

DEP Announces Energy Development Authority Funding Workshops in Western PA

June 30, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites non-profit corporations, schools, colleges and universities, and local governments, public corporations, for-profit businesses and authorities to ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Crawford County on July 1, 2014

June 30, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, July 1st, in  Cambridge Springs, Crawford County to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments ...

DEP Awards Two Mine Reclamation Contracts in Centre, Clearfield Counties Totaling Nearly $900,000

June 30, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $789,995 contract for the Beauty Camp Far West abandoned mine reclamation project in Burnside and Snow Shoe townships, ...

DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Cleanup Plan for Former Tunnelton Liquids Site

June 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection is moving to halt the potential uncontrolled release of untreated water and sludge from the former Tunnelton Liquids Company (TLC) site in Tunnelton, Indiana ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for McKean County on June 30

June 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, June 30, in Port Allegany, McKean County, to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments will be administered ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on June 27

June 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments during the evening hours of Friday, June 27, in the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito populations. The rain ...

DEP Announces Energy Development Authority Funding Workshops in North Central PA

June 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites non-profit corporations, schools, colleges and universities, and local governments, public corporations, for-profit businesses and authorities ...

DEP Offers Online Refresher Training Program for X-Ray Equipment Operators

June 23, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has partnered with a professor of health physics from Bloomsburg University to develop refresher training materials for operators of X-ray ...

PennFuture collects 18 pallets of electronics for recycling in Wilkes-Barre

July 23, 2014

(Wilkes-Barre) — PennFuture staff in downtown Wilkes-Barre recently organized their third multi-building electronic waste pickup in conjunction with Luzerne County’s Recycling Office and coordinator Beth DeNardi. The collection resulted in 18 pallets of used electronic items that will be recycled instead of going to landfills. more»

PENNVEST, DEP Announce Results of Forward Nutrient Credit Trading Auction

June 18, 2014

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with financial information services company Markit, have held the second “forward” ...

DEP Fines Carrizo (Marcellus) LLC $192,044 for 2013 Well Control Incident and a Spill in Wyoming County

June 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has fined Carrizo (Marcellus) LLC of Houston, Texas, $192,044 for a well control incident and a production water spill at gas well ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for McKean County on June 17, 18

June 17, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will apply treatments the evenings of Tuesday, June 17 in Eldred Borough and Eldred Township and Wednesday, June 18 in Eldred and Kane boroughs, and Eldred ...

Governor Corbett Signs Historic Chesapeake Bay Agreement

June 17, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett today joined executives from Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to sign the latest iteration of ...

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast Today for Southeastern Pennsylvania

June 17, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Tuesday, June 17, for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery ...

New Oil and Gas Permit Fees to go Into Effect June 14

June 13, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) adopted a final rulemaking increasing unconventional well permit fees. The new fees will take ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Crawford County on June 17

June 13, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, June 17, in Cambridge Springs, Crawford County to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments will ...

DEP Hosts Open House for Activities in Streams and Wetlands

June 12, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, for property owners, homeowners, municipalities and small developers ...

Governor Corbett Announces $12.5 Million Available for Energy Development Authority Grants and Loans

June 12, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA), an independent public financing authority created in ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on June 12

June 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments during the evening hours of Thursday, June 12, in Woodward Township, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito populations. The rain date ...

DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Chemical Contamination Cleanup

June 11, 2014

An on-going investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) indicates that a residential area adjacent to the former National Torch Tip plant in O’Hara Township and Aspinwall Borough ...

Contract Awarded for Winslow Township Mine Reclamation Project

June 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded a Government Financed Construction Contract (GFCC) to P. and N. Coal Company, Inc. of Punxsutawney for a mine reclamation project in Winslow ...

PennFuture and Sierra Club honor West Chester Mayor Comitta and BLUER

July 23, 2014

Borough of West Chester celebrates "Bike to Work Day" and sustainability

(Philadelphia — June 6, 2014) — This morning PennFuture and the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter recognized borough leadership for its role in making West Chester a bike-friendly community as part of a larger public/private partnership to reduce West Chester's carbon footprint and slow climate change. more»

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County on June 6

June 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will apply treatments during the daytime hours of Friday, June 6, in Woodward Township, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito populations. The rain ...

DEP Certifies Exelon Hydroelectric Power Project in Lancaster County as part of Federal Relicensing Process

June 3, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it has issued a water quality (WQ) certification for the continued operation and maintenance of Exelon’s Muddy Run hydroelectric ...

EPA carbon pollution standard a win for public health and the economy, says PennFuture

July 23, 2014

President Obama has "accepted the moral imperative to act on climate"

(Harrisburg — June 2, 2014) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule to cut carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. more»

DEP Awards More than $1Million for Two Mine Reclamation Projects in Centre County

June 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today 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 ...

Public health and environmental advocates to hold telepresser on Pennsylvania health benefits of proposed EPA carbon pollution rule

July 23, 2014

Local public health advocates, environmental groups and religious leaders will host a telephone press conference on June 3 at 11 a.m.to discuss a newly announced Presidential proposal to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants, a significant contributor to climate change. more»

Environmental organizations respond to Gov. Corbett's lifting of executive order prohibiting leasing of public lands for natural gas drilling

July 23, 2014

(Harrisburg – May 23, 2014) – Governor Tom Corbett's decision to lift a three-year-old moratorium to expand leasing of public lands for gas development underscores the short-sighted nature of his stewardship of our natural resources. more»

DEP Awards $944,819 Mine Reclamation Contract in Clearfield County

8 weeks 6 days ago

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $944,819 contract for the Salem Church abandoned mine reclamation project in Boggs and Bradford townships, Clearfield County. more»

Lycoming County Baseline Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program Rollout

9 weeks 5 days ago

The Lycoming County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the rollout of the County's Baseline Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Commissioners Board Room, first floor of the Executive Plaza, 330 Pine St., Williamsport, PA 17701. more»

Giving the Delaware River Watershed the Attention it Deserves

July 23, 2014

TRENTON, NJ — The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed today applauds Senator Tom Carper for reintroducing the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, a piece of federal legislation that would give a much-needed boost to preservation and restoration efforts in the Basin and help ensure that its vital resources remain available for future generations. more»

PennFuture: American Lung Association “State of the Air” report speaks to ongoing clean air battle in Pennsylvania - Long list of emissions that must be addressed includes methane

July 23, 2014

(Harrisburg – April 30, 2014) – The American Lung Association (ALA) released today its annual “State of the Air” report and while the U.S. continues to see improvements in air quality thanks to the Clean Air Act, warming temperatures are the likely reason we are still not breathing easy. Forty-seven percent of U.S. more»

Statement from PennFuture CEO Cindy Dunn on just-released DCNR Marcellus monitoring report

July 23, 2014

(Harrisburg — April 16, 2014) — Cindy Dunn, president and chief executive officer of PennFuture, issued the following statement in response to the release today of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR) Marcellus monitoring report: more»

Clean Energy Wins Policy Roadmap puts renewables, efficiency front and center in Pennsylvania's energy conversation

July 23, 2014

"It's time for a meaningful conversation on energy," says report's lead author more»

Shenango Coke Works Violates Air Quality Regulations on 330 of the Last 432 Days

July 23, 2014

Residents worried about health effects of plant's pollution team up with environmental organizations to file legal action

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