Pennsylvania

Save The Date: PEC Hosts Pennsylvania Environmental Policy Conference Sept. 17

August 1, 2014

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will be hosting a one day policy conference on September 17 in Harrisburg featuring dialog on key environmental issues in the Commonwealth.Featured panel discussions include—— PEC has invited the four Chairs of the Senate and House Environmental Resources and Ene more»

Save The Loyalsock Coalition Responds To DCNR Public Comment Plan For Drilling

August 1, 2014

In response to the DCNR announcement on public review of a proposed drilling plan for the Loyalsock State Forest in Lycoming County, the Save the Loyalsock Coalition issued the letter below, thanking the Department for acknowledging the Coalition's repeated request for greater public participation, but also expressing concern that a 15-day public comment more»

REAP Farm Conservation Tax Credit Program Begins Accepting Apps August 4

August 1, 2014

The Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Farm Conservation Tax Credit Program will begin accepting applications for completed projects on August 4 and for both proposed and completed more»

Manada Conservancy Presents Crickets & Katydids Aug. 21 In Hershey

August 1, 2014

The Manada Conservancy presents a special program for kids and adults on August 21 called Crickets and Katydids with naturalist Steve Rannels who will take participants on a journey into their world. more»

Help Wanted: Berks Conservation District Assistant District Executive

August 1, 2014

The Berks County Conservation District will be accepting applicants for the position of Assistant District Executive starting August 7 through August 29.General requirements for the position:— Working knowledge of the mission, goals, laws and operations of PA Conservation Districts, State Conservation Commission, PADEP, PDA, USDA Agricultural Agencies, Berks Count more»

Help Wanted: Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Staff Scientist

August 1, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Harrisburg office is looking to fill the position of Staff Scientist who will do critical technical analysis, summary, and translation of diverse and complex scientific issues, with a focus on issues related to surface and groundwater quality, into CBF positions on policy, regulation, legislation, and for general advocacy. more»

What They’re Saying: MSC Annual Workforce Highlights

July 31, 2014

This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) released its annual workforce survey [press release; pdf. more»

House Cancells Session Next Week

July 31, 2014

The House announced the August 4, 5 and 6 voting session next week has been cancelled.  No other schedule was announced at this time.  The House and Senate are now scheduled to return September 15.

DCNR: Groundbreaking For Kinzua Bridge State Park Office/Visitor Center Aug. 21

July 31, 2014

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti Thursday announced  work will begin in August now tha more»

DEP Testifies At EPA Hearing On Greenhouse Gas Reduction Rule

July 31, 2014

On Thursday, Vince Brisini, DEP Deputy Secretary for Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation testified on EPA’s proposed rule, offering Pennsylvania’s plan for how cleaner air, lower energy prices and more jobs can be achieved through a responsible plan for emissions more»

PPL Electric Proposes Major New Regional Transmission Project

July 31, 2014

PPL Corporation announced Thursday that its Pennsylvania utility, PPL Electric Utilities Cor more»

PA Parks & Forest Foundation President To Cycle 88 Miles In One Day To Raise Funds

July 31, 2014

Putting her pedals behind her message, PA Parks and Forest Foundation President Marci Mowery is cycling to support the foundation’s work for state parks and forests with a Ohiopyle State Park to Point State Park ride.On September 9, Marci and PPFF Membership Coordinator Pam Metzger will hop on their bikes and ri more»

More Details Released On DCNR Non-Surface Disturbance Gas Leasing

July 31, 2014

On Wednesday, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources released more details on how it plans to go about leasing additional State Forest and State Park lands for “non-surface disturbance” natural gas development. more»

Just The Facts: GAO Report on Underground Injection Wells

July 31, 2014

This week, the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report – made at the request of several members of Congress – on the issue and use of Underground Injection Control (UIC) wells. more»

Mirabito: The people spoke and DCNR listened

July 30, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

July Environmental Synopsis Now Available From Joint Conservation Committee

July 30, 2014

The July edition of the Environmental Synopsis newsletter is now available from the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee. more»

Centre County Arts Fest Recycling Sees Substantial Increase In 2014

July 30, 2014

Approximately 4,000 pounds of recyclables were collected during the four-day Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, a tenfold increase over 2013, in Centre County.Thanks to the efforts of FestZero; a group of Penn State Alumni, current students and concerned citizens, the Borough of State College,  the Pennsylvania State University and the more»

Keep PA Beautiful July Beautiful Resources Newsletter Now Available

July 30, 2014

The July issue of Keep PA Beautiful’s Beautiful Resources newsletter is now available.  Articles highlight the upcoming KPB report on recommendations to reduce illegal dumping to be released in September, details on the upcoming Litter Free School Zone Program for this year and much more. more»

Gov. Corbett, Ohio, West Virginia Officials Rally Against EPA Climate Rule

July 30, 2014

Gov. Corbett Wednesday rallied on behalf of working families in Pennsylvania’s energy sector. Joined at the Rally to Support American Energy in Pittsburgh by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Gov. Corbett criticized the U.S. more»

DCNR To Open 15 Day Comment Period On Loyalsock State Forest Drilling Plan

July 30, 2014

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti Wednesday announced the department will seek public comment once a draft Surface Development Management Agreement has been negotiated to protect the natural and recreational resources of a 25,000-acre tract known as the Clarence Moore lands in the more»

Wednesday NewsClips

July 30, 2014

House Will Now Be In Voting Session Aug. more»

Fish Commission Asks EPA Help Identifying Factors In Poor Susquehanna River Health

July 29, 2014

The Executive Director of the Fish and Boat Commission Tuesday called on the U.S. more»

MSC Issues Annual Workforce Survey Results

July 29, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released the results of its annual workforce survey [click here for detailed pdf. overview]. more»

CBF-PA To Launch New Watershed Cleanup Education Initiative

July 29, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA will be launching a major new initiative to educate local officials and the public about the need to cleanup Pennsylvania’s 19,000 miles of rivers and streams that do not meet basic water quality standards. more»

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Provides Summer Update On Watershed Cleanup Efforts

July 29, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Summer Update newsletter is now available featuring a report on how Pennsylvania is doing in meeting its water pollution cleanup milestones and an update from Harry Campbell, PA Office Director, on a new initiative to educate and engage local officials in Pennsylvania in the watershed cleanup effort. more»

PUC Reminds Consumers Of Electric Choice Standard Offer Program Savings

July 28, 2014

The Public Utility Commission Monday reminded consumers saving money on electricity can be as simple as enrolling in the Commission’s Electric Choice Standard Offer Program. The program was recognized last week by Gov. more»

PA Earns International Recognition For Strategies To Attract New Energy Investments

July 28, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett Monday announced the Foreign Direct Investment Association named Pennsylvania the 2014 FDI Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive Industries for actively implementing strategies to support foreign direct investment in the energy sector. more»

Weapon of Love

July 28, 2014

shesnotdumb2 Weapon of Love

Whether for love, country or just a thrill, women from both sides rose up as spies during World War One. more»

July Catalyst Newsletter Available From Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition

July 28, 2014

The July edition of The Catalyst newsletter is now available from the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition which features an article on the 16th Annual PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference in June.

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, no

July 28, 2014

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, not new energy taxes.” http://t.co/WkedbkwHSL http://t.co/HqEHcBr6nx

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation

July 28, 2014

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation is the best guide we’ve ever seen http://t.co/mJKUDTPvC0 http://t.co/Vrg6BeQy8M

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington

July 28, 2014

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington Co., is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to shale. http://t.co/lEjwPhxoRG

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s wate

July 28, 2014

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s water dilemma; fees will be used to repair pumps, fix leaks. http://t.co/Iwc661BPiK

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that support

July 28, 2014

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that supports families, quality healthcare and retirement benefits.” http://t.co/Hem8LWdNKv

.@ErnestMoniz: “Energy industry has been a premier provider

July 28, 2014

.@ErnestMoniz: “Energy industry has been a premier provider of ladders of opportunity” for the middle-class. http://t.co/Hem8LWdNKv

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at

July 28, 2014

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at @JonesDay #Energy Conference in Pittsburgh. #MFGenergy

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “

July 28, 2014

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “game-changing” advantages for American manufacturers. http://t.co/pLHZm6I2Xq

.@U_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable en

July 28, 2014

.@U_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable energy is now a real, meaningful tool for the future of manufacturing.”

.@Chevron’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The be

July 28, 2014

.@Chevron’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The best investment in the industry are local employees” that call Pennsylvania home.

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