Pennsylvania

12th Anniversary Of Quecreek Mine Rescue July 26 In Somerset

July 21, 2014

The 12th Anniversary of the Quecreek Mine Rescue in Somerset County will be remembered on July 26 starting at 10:00 a.m. more»

Aug. 26 Public Meeting, Hearing On Lock Haven Laundry Property Cleanup

July 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection 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 Avenue.The public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the public hearing at 7:30 p.m., on August 26 at Lock Haven City Hall, 20 East Church St., Lock Haven.“Staff from DEP’s Environmental Clean more»

RT @TheBizJournal: Hilcorp Hums with Utica Wells at Ohio-Pa.

July 21, 2014

RT @TheBizJournal: Hilcorp Hums with Utica Wells at Ohio-Pa. Border. Read more: http://t.co/i7JsqJ5dyY

Read and share our @mcall column: “Pennsylvania, U.S. benefi

July 21, 2014

Read and share our @mcall column: “Pennsylvania, U.S. benefit from natural gas drilling industry” http://t.co/Ys5UxgWFzK

Great @HoustonChron letter by @TexasSouthern professor: “Ame

July 21, 2014

Great @HoustonChron letter by @TexasSouthern professor: “American Natural Gas: A Geopolitical Tool” http://t.co/xoa3TcqAEY #LNG

RT @CabotOG: Check out the Summer 2014 issue of @marcellusga

July 21, 2014

RT @CabotOG: Check out the Summer 2014 issue of @marcellusgas MQ Magazine: http://t.co/nDgfRUEtRz

New Hampshire #CNG station spurring economic, environmental

July 21, 2014

New Hampshire #CNG station spurring economic, environmental innovation http://t.co/fY5Ym003rO via @UnionLeader http://t.co/bDMq8NXZrr

.@CE_NatGas has completed New Hampshire’s first compressed n

July 21, 2014

.@CE_NatGas has completed New Hampshire’s first compressed natural gas (#CNG) refueling station http://t.co/5InLCJqhpq via @NGTNews

MSC member company EQT Corp. moving into Southpointe “to acc

July 21, 2014

MSC member company EQT Corp. moving into Southpointe “to accommodate the rapid growth.” http://t.co/i5WQfSJMon via @PghBizTimes

Manufacturing in Phila. area swells; fastest gain in 3 years

July 21, 2014

Manufacturing in Phila. area swells; fastest gain in 3 years http://t.co/btSUxUyIJX via @AP [http://t.co/WNcofCVLoE] http://t.co/kESZosf7bK

Shale impact fee revenues have allowed Butler County to forg

July 21, 2014

Shale impact fee revenues have allowed Butler County to forgo property tax increases: http://t.co/UhFLqYubQP http://t.co/gNGJxzeJSI

PSATS Looking For 2015 Annual Conference Presentation Proposals

July 21, 2014

The PA State Association of Township Supervisors 2015 Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Hershey Lodge from April 19-22, 2015.PSATS plans to offer more than 80 workshops during our 2015 Conference, which historically attracts over 4,000 attendees.For those interested in presenting a 75-minute workshop during our 2015 Conference, the more»

Pennsylvania NRCS Receives $11.4 Million To Rehab 9 Dams

July 18, 2014

Communities across Pennsylvania will benefit from a $11.4 million investment in technical and financial assistance to rehabilitate dams that provide critical infrastructure and protect public health and safety under the NRCS Watershed Rehabilitation Program.“These structures play a critical role in flood preventio more»

Hearings On Hilcorp Application For Gas Well Spacing Units, Pooling, Set For Sept. 16, 17

July 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Friday announced hearing officer Michael Bangs has rescheduled the public hearing sessions on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing order, (commonly called pooling) received from Hilcorp Energy Co., for September 16 and 17.Hilcorp Energy Co. more»

More Drilling On DCNR Land Delayed Until Court Rules On Oil & Gas Fund Challenges

July 18, 2014

Commonwealth attorneys Friday announced they have negotiated a settlement in the case of PEDF v. more»

Governor’s Office Publishes Updated Regulatory Agenda

July 18, 2014

The Governor’s Office Saturday published its semi-annual Regulatory Agenda showing the status of existing and proposed regulatory changes listed by agency (PA Bulletin, Page 4641).  DCNR begins on page 4643, the Environmental Hearing Board on page 4646 and DEP begins on page 4646. more»

Senators Scarnati and Pileggi Comment on the Passing of Senator Hank Salvatore

July 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator Hank Salvatore: more»

Scarnati Announces $1.2 Million Awarded for 25th District Airport Grants

July 18, 2014

Three airports in the 25th Senatorial District will receive a total of $1,225,754 in grants to improve safety and operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that the grants are being awarded to airports in Clinton, Elk and Jefferson counties.  Funding for the grants comes from PennDOT’s Aviation Development Program and a Federal Block Grant Program. more»

Non-Surface Disturbance Natural Gas Leasing On July 30 DCNR Committee Agenda

July 17, 2014

DCNR’s Natural Gas Advisory Committee will meet on July 30 to hear an update on the proposed non-surface disturbance natural gas leasing of State Park and State Forest land for additional drilling. more»

June Issue Of Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Newsletter Now Available

July 17, 2014

The June issue of FAWN, the official newsletter of the Friends of Allegheny Wilderness, is now available.  Click Here to read a copy.

Court Dismisses Challenges To Act 13, Enjoins PUC Review Of Local Ordinances

July 17, 2014

Commonwealth Court Thursday dismissed the remaining challenges to the Act 13 drilling law remanded for reconsideration by the PA Supreme Court, but did enjoin the Public Utility Commission from reviewing local ordinances regulating drilling consistent with the more»

EPA Awards 5 Urban Waters Grants In PA’s Delaware Watershed

July 17, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday awarded $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. more»

Women Forest Landowners Educational Retreat Sept. 25-28 In Lycoming County

July 17, 2014

Women across the mid-Atlantic region who own, care for, or are interested in learning more about forestland are invited to apply to att more»

DEP Told To Release Natural Gas Study Background Documents, Data Records

July 17, 2014

The PA Office of Open Records Wednesday directed the Department of Environmental Protection to release background documents and data records the agency has as part of its comprehensive study of radioactivity in natural gas production more»

Secretary Abruzzo: I’ll Continue To Advocate For An Increase In DEP’s Budget

July 17, 2014

DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo told the DEP Citizens Advisory Council Tuesday he was very grateful for the $11.5 million increase in DEP’s FY 2014-15 budget this year and said he would continue to advocate for an increa more»

Wildlife Foundation Awards $2.4 Million In Delaware River Grants

July 17, 2014

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Wednesday announced $2.4 million in grants as part of the first round of $7 million in funding to improve waters that contribute to the overall health of the Delaware River. more»

EQB Adopts Medical Waste Rule, Hears Update On Chloride, Sulfate Standard Setting

July 17, 2014

On Tuesday the Environmental Quality Board adopted final regulations comprehensively updating the medical and chemotherapeutic waste regulations, proposed regulations establishing the Land Reclamation Finance Guarantee and Bioenergy Crop Bonding Programs and he more»

Clean Natural Gas Powers Our Economy

July 16, 2014

With domestic natural gas productionat an all-time high” – driven by the Marcellus Shale – this clean-burning, homegrown fuel is creating broad-based benefits for us all. more»

Historic State Education Funding Benefits Local School Districts, Says Baker

July 15, 2014

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today announced that school districts in the 68th Legislative District will share more than $2.2 million in new education money coming to the area as the result of the recently approved 2014-15 state budget, which he supported.

DEP: Fiscal Code Provision On Conventional Wells Delays Drilling Regs 2-3 Months

July 15, 2014

DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo told the DEP Citizens Advisory Council Tuesday, the provision in the Fiscal Code bill passed by the General Assembly as part of the budget requiring DEP to have separate environmental requ more»

Grants Awarded For Sinnemahoning Creek Projects By Fish & Boat Commission

July 15, 2014

The Fish and Boat Commission Tuesday announced $500,000 in grants to develop and implement projects that benefit fishing, boating, and aquatic resources in and around Sinnemahoning Creek in Cameron, Elk, Potter and McKean counties.The funding is available through a 2007 settlement agreement with Norfolk Southern as restitution for e more»

Groups Call For Investigation Of Dept. Of Health On Fracking Complaints

July 15, 2014

Several environmental groups Tuesday called for a full investigation into actions by the state Department of Health around natural gas drilling complaints. The request is on the heels of the revelation that the health department circulated a list of "buzzwords" to the department's employees with the admonition that calls with drilling-related complaints not be returned. more»

Just The Facts: Pa.’s Shale Regulations Ensure Health, Safety

July 15, 2014

Over the weekend, the Associated Press published a story with the headline “Expert: Pa. didn’t address fracking health impacts.” The “expert” at the center of this story is Dr. more»

Teacher Training Project WET Workshop Aug. 1 At Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

July 14, 2014

The Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Westmoreland County will host a Project WET teacher training workshop on August 1.  Click Here for all the details.

Historic Pike County Bridge Offered For Sale, Reuse By PennDOT

July 14, 2014

The Departments of General Services and Transportation are seeking buyers interested in purchasing and preserving the histo more»

Fish & Boat Commission Offers Discounted License For Labor Day Youth Fishing Day

July 14, 2014

The Fish and Boat Commission Monday announced it will host a second Mentored Youth Fishing Day on Labor Day, September 1, on 17 Panfish Enhancement lakes. more»

Ned Smith Center For Nature & Art Opens Amphitheater July 25, Annual Festival July 26

July 14, 2014

The Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art in Millersburg, Dauphin County, will hold a grand opening for the DeSoto Amphitheater on July 25 starting at 6:00 p.m. and its annual Festival on July 26.

DEP Awards $1.66 Million To Clean Streams Foundation For Abandoned Mine Drainage

July 14, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it has awarded a $1.66 million grant to the Clean Streams Foundation, Inc. (CSF) to maintain acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment facilities in Butler, Cambria, Clarion and Venango counties. more»

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