Pennsylvania

Aug. 7 DEP News Now Available From DEP

August 7, 2014

The August 7 issue of DEP News is now available from the Department of Environmental Protection featuring articles on---- DEP Releases Reports On Fatal Chevron Well Fire-- Secretary Abruzzo Attends Environmental Council of the States Meeting-- PA Earns International Recognition For Attracting New Energy Investments-- Reminder: more»

Help Wanted: Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Harrisburg Office Manager

August 7, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA seeks an Office Manager to be based at their PA State Office located in Harrisburg.  The deadline for applications is August 22.  Click Here for all the details.

DEP, DCNR Break Ground On Mather Coal Refuse Pile Project In Greene County

August 7, 2014

The departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources Thursday hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the Mather refuse coal pile reclamation project. more»

Don’t miss the #ShaleInsight session: How Shale Development

August 7, 2014

Don’t miss the #ShaleInsight session: How Shale Development has Spurred a Regional Economic Renewal. Register today: http://t.co/YdPiAbkHsc

Sen. Rafferty To Introduce Bill Supporting Installation Of Forested, Streamside Buffers

August 7, 2014

Relying upon, current science that shows streamside forest buffers protect communities from pollution and reduce flooding, Sen. more»

The Rise Of The Insects, Global Warming Picks A Winner Roundtable Program Aug. 21

August 7, 2014

The National Wildlife Federation will host a Rise Of The Insects, Global Warming Picks A Winner roundtable discussion in Harrisburg on August 21 to coincide with the release of a new report: Ticked Off: Climate Change and the Outdoor Experience.While climate chang more»

Creatures Of The Garden Program At Governor’s Residence Aug. 10

August 7, 2014

The Governor’s Residence gardens in Harrisburg will be open to the public for the “Creatures of the Garden” open house on August 10, as part of the free, “Second Sunday” events scheduled throughout the summer.The family-friendly event will showcase creatures of all shapes and sizes that inhabit gardens in more»

PLS: Senate Lawyer Steve MacNett Talks About Line-Item Veto Litigation Potential

August 7, 2014

Talk to Steve MacNett, the attorney retained by the Senate Republican leaders to evaluate the legitimacy of the governor’s line-item veto of certain portions of the Fiscal Code, and one thing becomes clear: Whether the governor’s action stands is more than about who is able to have state-paid parking. more»

Sewickly Creek Watershed Assn. Reports On Activities In July Newsletter

August 6, 2014

The Sewickly Creek Watershed Association in Westmoreland County report on just some of its many activities in the watershed in its July newsletter. more»

New Studies: Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas: Examining The Boom And Bust Cycle

August 6, 2014

The shale gas development that has vaulted Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale formation to the top of current U.S. more»

PA Wildfire Fighters Answer Call From Out West

August 6, 2014

It started with the first 22 just about two weeks ago. more»

August 6 Resource Newsletter Now Available From DCNR

August 6, 2014

The August 6 edition of the Resource newsletter is now available from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources featuring stories about---- Long-Term Public/Private Partnership Saves Presque Isle State Park Lighthouse-- DCNR Seeks Public Comments On Loyalhanna Drilling Plan-- DCNR, PennDOT, H more»

Help Wanted: PA SBDC EMAP Environmental Consultant, University Of PA

August 6, 2014

The PA Small Business Development Centers Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP), located at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has an immediate job opening for a Senior Environmental Consultant.The person in this position provides statewide environmental regulatory assistance including more»

DEP Releases After Action Reports On Chevron Well Fire

August 6, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection has completed its After-Action Review of the fatal well fire that occurred on Chevron’s Lanco gas well pad on February 11. more»

Delaware River SPLASH Education Senior Environment Corps Seeks Volunteers

August 6, 2014

Are you 55 years or older, live in a community along the Delaware River in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, and want to become involved in educating youth in protecting our watershed resources and the natural world? If so, the Delaware River SPLASH Boat Senior Environment Corps wants you. more»

DEP Recommends Against EQB Adopting Ashley Funk Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits

August 5, 2014

In a report to be considered August 19 by the Environmental Quality Board, the Department of Environmental Protection recommended against adoption of the carbon dioxide emission limits proposed in a rulemaking more»

PECO Green Region Awards Grants For Environmental Projects, New Apps Due Oct. 3

August 5, 2014

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PECO Green Region Program, PECO has provided 18 municipalities and five nonprofit organizations with $150,000 in grant funding for environmental projects throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. more»

PA Resources Council Wonderful World Of Water Camp A Success!

August 5, 2014

The PA Resources Council's 9th annual Wonderful World of Water day camp was held the week of July 14 provided a free-of-charge week of fun-filled learning for students across Western PA. This special event was sponsored by PA American Water Co. more»

Allegheny County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Nets 700 Participants

August 5, 2014

On August 2 volunteers joined the PA Resources Council to collect household chemicals from over 700 participants in Boyce Park in Allegheny County! Families brought paints, cleaners, batteries, auto fluids, and more to be disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly way. This collection marked PRC's 75th chemical collection in our 75th year of operation. more»

Electronic, Hard To Recycle Waste Collection Event In Allegheny County Aug. 16

August 5, 2014

On August 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the PA Resources Council will be holding a Hard to Recycle Collection at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin. more»

Worm Composting Workshop Set For Aug. 26 In Pittsburgh

August 5, 2014

The PA Resources Council will be holding a Worm Composting Workshop on August 26 at the CCI Center, 64 S. 14th St., in Pittsburgh's South Side from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Worm composting is an easy way to recycle organic kitchen waste into a valuable and nutrient-rich soil fertilizer. more»

PA Resources Council August e-PRC Newsletter Now Available

August 5, 2014

The August issue of the e-PRC newsletter is now available from the PA Resources Council; this month featuring stories on---- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Comes To Boyce Park-- PE more»

Congratulations To Bert Schwartz, 20 Years With The PA Resources Council

August 5, 2014

The PA Resources Council  would like to congratulate Bert Schwartz on his 20 year anniversary with PRC! more»

Context & Facts: The Post-Gazette’s Recent Story on Pa.’s Shale Regulations, Industry

August 5, 2014

In October 2013, the Marcellus Shale Coalition contacted the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after learning about the paper’s ongoing “research project” related to shale development in the Commonwealth. more»

Federal Report: Marcellus Shale Production “Hits New Milestone”

August 5, 2014

The safe development of clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale continues to surpass once unthinkable production levels, according to federal data released today. This from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report: more»

Mirabito hosting Castle Doctrine seminar

August 5, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

DEP Issues Air Quality Action Alert For Tuesday In Southeast PA

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, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties due to rising temperatures in the region.  Click Here for more details.

Lawmakers, Environmental Groups Urge Protection Of Loyalsock Forest From Drilling

August 4, 2014

Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware), Minority Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, was joined by environmental organizations and legislators at a news conference Monday to urge Gov. Tom Corbett to protect the Clarence Moore Lands in Loyalsock State Forest from natural gas drilling.Rep. more»

Penn State Extension Aug. 4 Watershed Winds Newsletter Now Available

August 4, 2014

The August 4 issue of the Watershed Winds newsletter is now available from the Penn State Extension.  Click Here to read this edition.

Keep PA Beautiful Receives $1.4 Million Grant For Anti-Litter, Anti-Dumping Initiatives

August 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it has awarded a $1.4 million grant to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public education and promotion of long-term stewardship."With this grant, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will be able continue their important more»

DEP Awards Grant To Penn State For Ground-Level Ozone Research

August 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it has awarded a $66,081 Air Quality grant to Penn State University in Centre County to fund education and biological effects research related to ground-level ozone.“This grant will permit Penn State scientists to continue and expand their important ozone educational and research efforts for a three year period starting July 1 and ending more»

Greenfest Philly Set For September 7

August 4, 2014

Over 100 eco-friendly vendors will be on-hand for the 2014 Greenfest Philly set for September 7 at Headhouse Square, 2nd and South Streets in Philadelphia.  Click Here for more details.

Movement Of Wood, Wood Products Prohibited In 5 Southeast Counties

August 4, 2014

Four additional Pennsylvania counties are quarantined effective immediately because of the detection of Thousand Cankers Disease found in trees in Chester County.This restricts the movement of more»

PA Wilds August Artisan Trail Newsletter Now Available

August 4, 2014

The August issue of the PA Wilds Artisan Trail newsletter is now available.  Click Here to read this issue.

Watch This Year’s Winning Videos In PROP’s 2014 FilmFest

August 4, 2014

The Monster Trash took First Place at the 7th Annual Recycling FilmFest which was held this past July, in Washington, PA, at the 24th Annual Conference of the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania.The Monster Trash, shows students disposing of recyclable material only to have them collected by an more»

August Water, Land, Life Newsletter Now Available From Western PA Conservancy

August 4, 2014

The August issue of Water, Land, Life newsletter is now available from the Western PA Conservancy. This issue features articles on the twilight tour of Fallingwater, WPC scientists on the PA Natural Heritage Program, TreeVitalize Program and much more.

MSC op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Pa. Reaps Natural Gas Benefits”

August 4, 2014

By: David Spigelmyer

“Pennsylvania energy will continue to create good jobs and enormous shared benefits for decades if policymakers chose to harness – rather than discourage – these opportunities.”

The year was 1859. The scene was a small Pennsylvania town called Titusville. What happened there changed the world forever, and for the better. more»

MSC Sets the Record Straight in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August 2, 2014

At a recent U.S. Department of Energy hearing in Pittsburgh, a Laborers’ International Union of North America official stated that shale is transforming “people’s lives by providing steady, quality long-term employment,” adding: “For many, it has been a path out of poverty.” more»

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»

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