Conservation

Governor Corbett Announces Opening of Third Round Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

August 29, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the third round of Natural Gas Vehicle grants will open on Saturday, Aug. 30 and will provide an estimated ...

DEP New Stanton Office Opens

August 29, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Greensburg and Uniontown district offices will begin operating out of a new location beginning on September 2. The just-completed building is convenient ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on Sept. 3

August 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments
the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 3 in portions of Newtown Township, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito populations.  In the ...

DEP Announces Consent Order and Agreement with William C. Henderson

August 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a Consent Order and Agreement with William C. Henderson, Titusville Oil & Gas Associates Inc., Eagle Line Corporation, and Olympia ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Snyder County on Aug. 28

August 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Thursday, Aug. 28, in parts of Middlecreek Township, Snyder County, to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments ...

Hearing Again Rescheduled for Hilcorp Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

August 26, 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 ...

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

August 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and the Air Quality Partnership of the Delaware Valley have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Wednesday, Aug. 27, for Bucks, Chester, ...

DEP Takes Action to Extinguish Coal Pile Fire Threating Airport Radar Facility

August 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1,454,000 contract to Earthmovers Unlimited of Kylertown for an abandoned mine reclamation project on the Pittsburgh ...

DEP Fines Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. More Than $76,000 for Susquehanna County Well Control Incident

August 19, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. of Pittsburgh $76,546 for a January well control incident at the company’s Huston well pad ...

DEP, DCNR to Hold Public Meeting, Hearing on Philipsburg Rod and Gun Club Trap Shooting Range in Centre County

August 18, 2014

The departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will hold a public meeting and public hearing to discuss plans to clean up lead contamination at the Philipsburg ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on Aug. 20

August 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 20 in portions of Colwyn, Darby and Sharon Hill boroughs, as well as Darby Township, Delaware County, to ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Franklin County on Aug. 18

August 15, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Aug. 18, in parts of Hamilton Township, Franklin County, to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Bucks County on Aug. 19

August 14, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection, along with the Bucks County West Nile program, will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 19 in portions of Bristol Township, Bucks County, to control ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Adams County on Aug. 13

August 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 13, in parts of Butler Township and Biglerville Borough, Adams County, to control adult mosquito populations.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on Aug. 13

August 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 13 in portions of Chester City, Eddystone Borough, Nether Providence and Ridley townships, Delaware County, ...

DEP Fines Southwestern Energy Production Co. for Unpermitted Gas Well Drilling

August 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Southwestern Energy Production Co. of Houston, Texas, $128,031 for drilling five Marcellus shale natural gas wells in Herrick ...

DEP Awards Grants to Restore, Protect Pennsylvania's Coastal Zones

August 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $750,000 in annual coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania’s coastal ...

Department of Health Reports First West Nile Virus Human Case of 2014

August 8, 2014

Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2014 has been detected. A Philadelphia County man was hospitalized due to WNV. He has since recovered.
 
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Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on Aug. 11

August 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Aug. 11 in portions of Upper Chichester Township, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito populations.   ...

Mosquito Spraying set for Lycoming County on Aug. 11

August 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Aug. 11 in Armstrong Township, South Williamsport Borough, and the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County to control ...

DEP, DCNR Break Ground on Major Coal Refuse Pile Reclamation Project in Greene County

August 7, 2014

The departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the Mather refuse coal pile reclamation project.

DEP Releases Reports on Chevron Lanco Well Fire Incident

August 6, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed its After-Action Review of the fatal well fire that occurred on Chevron’s Lanco gas well pad on February 11, 2014. The report, released ...

DEP Awards Air Quality Grant to Penn State University for Ground-Level Ozone Research

August 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has awarded a $66,081 Air Quality grant to Penn State University in Centre County to fund education and biological effects research ...

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

August 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and the Air Quality Partnership of the Delaware Valley have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Tuesday, Aug. 5, for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, ...

DEP Awards $1.4 Million to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for Litter and Illegal Dumping Initiatives

August 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement ...

Save the Loyalsock Coalition Responds to DCNR Announcement of 15-Day Pubic Comment Period

September 1, 2014

Calls for More Meaningful Public Process and Greater Protections for Clarence Moore Lands

(Harrisburg, PA) — Earlier this week, DCNR announced at a meeting of the Natural Gas Advisory Committee that the agency will conduct a short public comment period on the draft Surface Development Management Agreement for the Loyalsock once negotiations are complete and a final plan is drafted. more»

Many voices in support of EPA's Clean Power Plan on day one of two-day public hearing in Pittsburgh

September 1, 2014

(Pittsburgh — July 31, 2014) — During a public hearing today in Pittsburgh and at a press conference and rally, elected officials, health experts, labor leaders, industry leaders, and environmental advocates highlighted the public health benefits of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution standard for existing power plants as they urged Pennsylvanians to pledge support f more»

Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on July 28 and 29

July 25, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, July 28 in portions of Darby, Lansdowne and Yeadon boroughs, as well as the Fernwood Cemetery in Upper Darby Township, ...

DEP to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Natural Gas Compressor Station in Milford

July 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on Monday, Aug.18, to discuss the Air Quality Plan Approval application submitted by Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC to modify ...

DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

July 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery ...

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

September 1, 2014

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

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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

September 1, 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

September 1, 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 ...

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

September 1, 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»

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

September 1, 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»

PennFuture and Sierra Club honor West Chester Mayor Comitta and BLUER

September 1, 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»

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

September 1, 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»

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

September 1, 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

September 1, 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

14 weeks 4 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

15 weeks 3 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

September 1, 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»

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