Gas Drilling

DEP Releases 2014 Susquehanna River Sampling Plan

April 16, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. more»

Friends Of The Wissahickon 90th Anniversary Forbidden 10K Race May 18

April 16, 2014

The Friends of the Wissahickon in Montgomery County is hosting a 10K race along Forbidden Drive in the northwest section of Philadelphia on May 18.The 10K, 6.2-mile loop course begins at 9 a.m. more»

DCNR Releases First Report On The Impacts Of Drilling In State Forest Lands

April 16, 2014

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wednesday released a copy of its first monitoring report on the impact of shale gas drilling in State Forests based on 15 different monitoring values developed by agency scientists with input from its advisory committees. more»

DEP Expects Next Act 54 Longwall Mining Impact Report Should Be Ready For Review In May

April 16, 2014

Joel Koricich, District Mining  Manager for DEP’s California Office, told DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council Tuesday the agency’s next Act 54 longwall mining impact report should be available for review by Council in May.Koricich sai more»

DEP Will Not Finalize Chapter 78 Drilling Regulation Changes Until 2015

April 15, 2014

Hayley Book, Director of DEP’s Policy Office, told DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council Tuesday the agency was not likely to finalize proposed changes to Chapter 78 drilling regulations until somet more»

Straight Talk: Article I, Section 27 PA Environmental Rights Amendment Court Decision

April 15, 2014

By John A. Arway, Executive Director, Fish & Boat Commission more»

Buffer In A Box & Backyard Trees Workshops April 30, May 7 In Chambersburg

April 15, 2014

Franklin County homeowners are invited to attend an April 30 or May 7  workshop to learn about the benefits of planting trees on their property and walk away with a box of native species for their own backyard starting at 6:30 p.m. more»

Buffer Planting & Festival April 26 At Wilson College Chambersburg

April 15, 2014

Volunteers are being sought to plant more than 300 native trees and shrubs along the Conococheague Creek on the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg, Franklin County, on April 26 as part of a special buffer planting and festival event.The event kicks off Trees more»

Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania Recycler Magazine Now Available

April 15, 2014

The Spring issue of Recycler magazine is now available from the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania featuring stories on recycling facing new challenges, case studies in stewardship-lessons in reuse and the 2014 PROP conference sche more»

Brownfields Redevelopment Seminar In Pittsburgh May 14

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 agencies to a seminar, What All Local Governments Need to Know about Brownfields, on May 14 in Pittsburgh.The seminar is offered free of charge and will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. more»

PUC Launches Mobile-Friendly PAPowerSwitch Site

April 15, 2014

The Public Utility Commission this week launched a mobile-friendly version of www.PAPowerSwitch.com, the agency’s website with information on shopping for electric suppliers, consumer alerts and information, educational videos and more.“The variable rate issue this winter has brought higher traffic to PAPowerSwitch – both overall and with mobile users – more»

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

April 15, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday today announced it is awarding nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus Control Program Grants to 26 counties."These county grants ensure that mosquito populations stay in check to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. more»

Marcellus Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2014

April 15, 2014

Read the spring edition of Marcellus Quarterly Magazine.

MSC in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: President Obama Knows the Value of Natural Gas

April 15, 2014

Our region’s shale industry welcomes President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden back to Western Pennsylvania, home to the Marcellus Shale, our nation’s largest and most productive formation. more»

IRRC Provides 19 Pages Of Comments To DEP On Chapter 78 Drilling Regulations

April 14, 2014

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission Monday provided 19 pages of comments to the Department of Environmental Protection on proposed Chapter 78 drilling more»

Energy Efficient Solar Panels To Power Kreider Farms’ Chicken Houses In Lancaster

April 14, 2014

Committed to establishing earth-friendly farm practices for future generations, Lancaster County’s Kreider Farms is launching a solar power project that will increase energy efficiency for its four Manheim chicken houses, which are the most state-of-the-art egg processing facilities available in the United States. more»

20 Business, Oil, Coal, Aggregate, Farm, Power Groups Oppose Act 13 Court Ruling

April 14, 2014

Monday a diverse group of 20 business, oil, coal, aggregate, farm, electric power, builder and chambers of commerce wrote to members of the Senate and House saying the PA Supreme Court’s ruling on the Act 13 drilling law and the Environmental Rights Amendment threate more»

Delaware Watershed Advocates Seek More Water At The Right Time In NYC Reservoir Plan

April 14, 2014

A broad coalition of Delaware River advocates is urging New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the watershed region’s four governors to adopt a more “fair and equitable” water management plan.The four states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware) and New York City subject to the 1954 ruling on how much water from the Cannonsville, Pepacton, and Neversink reservoirs is delivered to New Y more»

MSC Members Committed to Growing a Strong Local Workforce

April 14, 2014

As laid out in our Guiding Principles, MSC member companies “strive to attract and retain a talented and engaged local workforce.” There are countless examples of how MSC member companies are more»

Paddle Without Pollution in Pittsburgh 2014 Watershed Stewardship Events

April 12, 2014

Paddle Without Pollution in Pittsburgh announced their watershed stewardship event schedule for 2014 includes 18 cleanups: Ten Mile Creek (Marianna); Slippery Rock Creek; Moraine, Erie Bluffs, and Presque Isle State Parks; Kiskiminetas River (Leechburg); Allegheny River (Franklin); Char more»

DCNR Warns Anglers, Others Of High Woodland Fire Danger

April 11, 2014

Pennsylvania's statewide trout season begins on April 12, prompting the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Friday to urge anglers and other woodland visitors to take steps to prevent wildfires."We ask trout anglers and other visitors to be extremely careful because fire danger ranges from high to very high acro more»

Lackawanna College Announces $2.5 Million Gift From Cabot Oil & Gas

April 11, 2014

Lackawanna College Friday announced a gift of $2.5 million from Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation that will directly fund the School of Petroleum & Natural Gas located in New Milford, Susquehanna County.The School of Petroleum & Natural Gas was established in 2009 at the beginning more»

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

April 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Friday announced it has fined Range Resources- Appalachia LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, $75,000 for a July 2012 manufactured brine spill of 3,066 gallons at its Cornwall Mountain Hunting Club Unit A well pad in Lewis Township, Lycoming County.“This was a significant spill that Range reported to the department but did not properly remediate until nearly a year more»

Wildlife Leadership Academy Extends Deadline For Student, Teacher Course Registration

April 11, 2014

The Wildlife Leadership Academy has extended its deadline for accepting applications for their 2014 summer field schools from youth ages 14-17 and adults to April 30. The Wildlife Leadership Academy is year-round program that focuses on wildlife/fisheries conservation and leadership development. more»

Case Studies: Shale Drilling’s Mixed Legacy, New Jobs & Community Costs

April 10, 2014

The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative set out to document the local impacts of shale gas drilling in Greene and Tioga counties, as well as in Carroll County, Ohio, and Wetzel County, West more»

PUC Video Teaches Electricity Shoppers What To Do At End Of Contracts

April 10, 2014

Public Utility Commission Commissioner Pamela A. Witmer Thursday announced a roughly two-minute video available on the PUC’s Educational Videos webpage to further educate electricity customers about what their options are at the end of their contract. more»

April 17 South Mountain Speaker Event To Focus On African-American Burial Grounds

April 10, 2014

Protecting historic African-American burial grounds in the region will be the topic of the next lecture in the South Mountain Speakers Series on April 17 at Shippensburg University.“Over the last 250 years, African American churches and organizations have established dozens of burial grounds in communities more»

EPA: Philadelphia 9th In U.S. With Most Energy Star Green Buildings

April 10, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. more»

Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshop In Allegheny County April 23

April 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection, along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to attend an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant workshop being held in Allegheny County. more»

Shale Creating Local Benefits, Strengthening America

April 10, 2014

As the USA Today recently reported, “USA now produces more natural gas than any other country” in the world — and Pennsylvanians, in all 67 cou more»

DEP Submits White Paper To EPA On Regulating CO2 Emissions From Existing Power Plants

April 10, 2014

On Thursday the Department of Environmental Protection submitted a white paper containing comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection suggesting a new framework for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act. more»

Exelon Calls For Energy Policy, Market Reforms To Ensure Clean, Reliable Energy Supply

April 10, 2014

In a keynote address to the 29th Annual Platts Global Power Markets Conference, Exelon Generation President and CEO Kenneth W. more»

Republicans, Democrats In Senate, House Join In Calling For A Natural Gas Severance Tax

April 9, 2014

Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House held a press event Wednesday at the Capitol in Harrisburg urging the adoption of a natural gas severance tax to fund education, environmental programs and close gaps in the upcoming state budget.Sen. more»

PEC Leads Urban Cluster In WPF Delaware River Watershed Initiative

April 9, 2014

The PA Environmental Council will lead a cluster of watershed groups in a multi-year initiative to protect and restore critical sources of drinking water in the Delaware River watershed funded by the William Penn Foundation.In all, more than 40 of the nation’s leadi more»

House Adopts Resolution Encouraging All Citizens To Observe Earth Day April 22

April 9, 2014

The House Wednesday unanimously adopted House Resolution 765 encouraging all citizens of the Commonwealth to observe Earth Day on April 22 introduced by Rep. Ron Miller (R-York), Majority Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. more»

Resolution Recognizing April 25 As Arbor Day Adopted By The House

April 9, 2014

The House Wednesday unanimously adopted  House Resolution 764 recognizing April 25 as Arbor Day was adopted by the House introduced by Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin). more»

PA Horticultural Society Hosts Tree Tender Training Workshops In Southeast

April 9, 2014

The PA Horticultural Society will host a series of Tree Tender Training Workshops this year in the five-county Philadelphia Region. The PHS Tree Tenders Program offers hands-on tree care training covering tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community. more»

House Committee Reports Out Bill To End Low-RVP Gasoline In Pittsburgh

April 9, 2014

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Wednesday amended and reported out Senate Bill 1037 (Vogel-R-Beaver) whose intent is to repeal the requirement for summer low-RVP gasoline in seve more»

DEP Announces April 13 Earth Day Event At Erie Explosion Football Home Game

April 9, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection announced that football fans can celebrate Earth Day on April 13 during the Erie Explosion home game at the Erie Insurance Arena.“This Earth Day event is a fantastic, fun opportunity for the residents of Erie to learn about what the department and its partners are doing to protect our environment and how they can jo more»

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