Conservation

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

April 18, 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»

DEP Releases 2014 Susquehanna River Sampling Plan

April 16, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis ...

DEP Awards 26 Counties Nearly $2.1 Million in West Nile Virus Grants

April 15, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it is awarding nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus (WNV) Control Program Grants to 26 counties.
“These county grants ensure ...

DEP Reminds Fleet Managers of Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop in Dauphin County

April 15, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation – a member of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, reminds ...

DEP Announces Free Brownfields Redevelopment Seminar in Pittsburgh

April 15, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites municipal, township and borough leaders, county and city planners, redevelopment authorities, community leaders, and economic and industrial development ...

DEP Fines Range Resources-Appalachia LLC $75,000 for Lycoming County Brine Spill

April 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has fined Range Resources-Appalachia LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, $75,000 for a July 2012 manufactured brine spill of 3,066 gallons ...

DEP Urges EPA to Consider State Differences When Developing Framework for Emissions Guidelines for Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants

April 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging them to consider state differences and needed flexibility when ...

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshop in Allegheny County

April 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC), invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses ...

DEP Announces Earth Day Event at Erie Explosion Home Game

April 9, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that football fans can celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 13 during the Erie Explosion home game at the Erie Insurance Arena.
“This ...

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops in Southwest

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to ...

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops in Southwest

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to ...

DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in Huntingdon

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to a Tuesday, May 20 training workshop in Huntingdon, Juniata County, on the Keystone Energy ...

DEP Announces New District Mining Manager

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the appointment of Joel Koricich as District Mining Manager for DEP’s California mining office. 
Koricich has been serving ...

DEP to Monitor Restart of ArcelorMittal Monessen Coke Works

April 7, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will conduct a series of air quality readings in advance of and immediately following the resumption of coke-making operations at ArcelorMittal’s ...

DEP Releases Annual Natural Gas Drilling Emissions Inventory Data

April 3, 2014

Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released annual emissions data for the natural gas drilling industry. The inventory represents 2012 emissions levels from Marcellus ...

DEP's Live Webcast of Peregrine Falcon Banding Set for May 13

April 3, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a ...

DEP Issues Permit Requiring Closure of FirstEnergy's Little Blue Run Impoundment

April 3, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), today issued a Closure Permit to FirstEnergy Generation, LLC, imposing a mandatory closure plan for the Little Blue Run Impoundment.  ...

DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in Erie

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to a Tuesday, April 22 training workshop in Erie on the Keystone Energy Education Program ...

DEP Fines Steelton Borough Water Authority $55,200 for Drinking Water Violations

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Steelton Borough Water Authority, Dauphin County, has signed a $55,200 consent order and agreement (COA) with DEP to address drinking ...

DEP Announces Free Brownfields Redevelopment Seminar in Meadville

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites municipal, township and borough leaders, county and city planners, redevelopment authorities, community leaders, and economic and industrial development ...

DEP to Hold Webinar on Chapter 105 Proposed Technical Guidance Documents

April 2, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will hold a webinar at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 to discuss Chapter 105 Proposed Technical Guidance Documents.
The webinar ...

Governor Corbett Announces 2014 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

April 1, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that 23 organizations involved in 19 environmental projects from across the state will receive the 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
“The ...

DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians to “Pick it up” During Earth Month

April 1, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded residents that April is Earth Month. The theme for Earth Month is “Pick it up PA,” encouraging residents to take time to pick ...

DEP to Host Media Briefing About Deep Mine and Coal Refuse Bank Fires in Lackawanna County on April 4

March 31, 2014

DEP will host a media briefing about deep mine and coal refuse bank fires at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4 at Carbondale City Hall, 1 N Main St., Carbondale. Information will be presented by DEP’s ...

DEP Invests $3.4 Million for Agricultural Outreach Program and Assistance

March 31, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a $3.4 million investment in an all-new agricultural outreach and assistance program, the Regional Agricultural Watershed Assessment Program, ...

DEP Announces Hearing Dates for Hilcorp Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

March 28, 2014

Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the hearing sessions on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing order, received from Hilcorp Energy ...

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops in Northwest

March 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to attend one of three alternative fuels incentive ...

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

April 18, 2014

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

DEP Awards $350,000 Grant for Construction of Drinking Water System in Lancaster County

March 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the award of a $350,000 grant to Leacock Township, Lancaster County, to assist with the construction of a new public water system.
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DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshop in Bradford County

March 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to an alternative fuels incentive grant (AFIG) ...

DEP Announces Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop in Dauphin County

March 25, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection, along with the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation, invites government, private and public fleet managers, municipalities, universities and ...

Pennsylvania Continues to Reduce Water Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

March 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that efforts to reduce pollution in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed continue to yield progress. The Chesapeake Bay Program ...

DEP Announces Hearing on Application for Gas Well Spacing Units is Postponed

March 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it, along with Hilcorp Energy Co., requested a delay in the hearing process on Hilcorp’s Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, ...

Governor Corbett Awards 25 Grants for Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion

March 21, 2014

 Governor Tom Corbett today awarded $7.7 million in Act 13 funding to 25 companies and organizations making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles.
“Act 13 not only ...

DEP to Hold Webinar on Chapter 105 General Permit Processing Updates

March 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will be holding a webinar on Wednesday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss Chapter 105 Water Obstructions and Encroachment General ...

DEP Secures Additional Public Input Opportunity on Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

March 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that its proposal to provide additional public input opportunity on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing order, received ...

DEP Fines Vogel Holding Inc. Subsidiaries More Than $1.2 Million

March 14, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it has levied more than $1.2 million in fines against Seneca Landfill Inc. and Vogel Disposal Services Inc., both subsidiaries of ...

DEP Advocates for Additional Public Input Opportunity on Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

March 14, 2014

 
Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has submitted a proposal for an additional hearing to provide more opportunity for public input on an Application for Gas ...

DEP Reaches Agreement with Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority

March 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has reached an agreement with Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority that will systematically address current and future sewage capacity, ...

DEP Announces Free Brownfields Redevelopment Seminar in Williamsport

March 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites municipal, township and borough leaders, county and city planners, redevelopment authorities, community leaders, and economic and industrial development ...

DEP Announces Radiation Levels are Normal after Greene County Well Fire

March 7, 2014

Pittsburgh – The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) announced today that data collected in response to the recent Chevron well fire in Greene ...

DEP Awards $2.4 Million Mine Reclamation Contract in Clearfield County

March 7, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a $2,472,770 contract award for an abandoned mine reclamation project in Decatur Township, Clearfield County, that will stabilize the ground ...

DEP Approves Knoebel Permit in Columbia County

March 5, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it has approved a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permit application ...

PennDOT, DEP Invite Volunteers to Join Statewide Spring Cleaning

March 5, 2014

PennDOT and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.
The statewide cleanup ...

Redland Mine Drainage Treatment Project Moves Forward

March 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that work is expected to begin the week of March 17 on the second phase of a project to treat water discharge from the Indianola mine pool ...

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels, Vehicles and Technology Workshop in Lycoming County

March 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT) invite stakeholders, including public and private fleet managers, local municipalities, ...

DEP Takes Award-winning Exhibit to Erie Home and Garden Expo

February 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will display its interactive “DEP at Home” exhibit during the Erie Home and Garden Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center from Thursday, March ...

DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in Norristown

February 25, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to a Tuesday, March 25 training workshop in Norristown, Montgomery County, on the Keystone ...

Corbett Administration Announces $8 Million in Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentive Grants

February 25, 2014

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program will open March 1, providing an estimated ...

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

April 18, 2014

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

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EIP Report: Anadarko Safety Record Unsuitable for Major Natural Gas Development in Pennsylvania's Loyalsock State Forest

April 18, 2014

Not a Steward for Pristine Forest: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Cited for 246 Violations from 2009-2013; Water
Pollution Record Ranks 7th Worst Among 600 Operators in Pennsylvania

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PennFuture: Lifting of leasing moratorium removes protections on Pennsylvania's natural resources

April 18, 2014

True cost to our public lands still unknown

(Harrisburg — February 4, 2014) — The 2014-2015 budget proposed today by Governor Tom Corbett factors in $75 million in drilling revenue to be accrued via the lifting of a moratorium on further leasing of state park and forest lands for gas development. more»

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