Pennsylvania

Mountie Men Open 2014-15 Season Saturday

November 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mountaineer Men's Basketball Host Penn College in 2014-15 Season Opener Saturday

Gov.-Elect Wolf Names Transition Team Leadership

November 13, 2014

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf Thursday announced his Transition Team leadership. John A. Fry, President of Drexel University, will serve as Transition Chair. Serving as Vice-Chairs will be York Mayor Kim Bracey, Community Leader Cindy Shapira, and Jim Brown, Sen. Robert Casey, Jr.'s Chief of Staff. Denise Smyler will serve as legal counsel to the steering committee. more»

Gov.-Elect Wolf’s Statement On Independent Fiscal Office Deficit Report

November 13, 2014

The Independent Fiscal Office Thursday released budget projections showing that Pennsylvania is facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit. more»

Nov. 13 DEP News Now Available

November 13, 2014

The November 13 issue of DEP News is now available from the Department of Environmental Protection featuring stories on---- RACT Final Rulemaking Will Impose More Stringent Requirements To Protect Air Quality-- more»

Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup Improves 41.5 Miles Of Shoreline

November 13, 2014

The numbers are in for the September 20 Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup-- volunteers picked up 5,168 pounds of trash along 41.5 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and waterways within the county.Over 1,600 volunteers cleaned up 18 different locations around Lake Erie and picked up 48,238 pieces of trash. more»

Pennsylvania Making Progress In Waste Tire Pile Cleanup

November 13, 2014

In March 1996, a catastrophic tire fire engulfed a busy section of I-95 in Philadelphia, damaging the roadway and releasing toxic emissions. more»

Nominations For 20th Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Due Dec. 31

November 13, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced its call for nominations for the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment. more»

Nominations Sought For Best Of The Best Land Recycling Project Contest For 20th Anniversary

November 13, 2014

To mark the 20th anniversary of Act 2, Pennsylvania’s landmark Land Recycling Program, DEP and the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania are looking for Pennsylvania's best of the best brownfield projects to be recognized at the more»

DEP Accepting Nominations For New Aggregate Advisory Board

November 13, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking qualified candidates to join the newly-formed more»

Independent Fiscal Office: State Faces $1.85 Billion Budget Shortfall

November 13, 2014

The Independent Fiscal Office reported Thursday Pennsylvania faces a $1.85 billion shortfall in revenue-- $171 million for FY 2014-15 and $1.679 million in FY 2015-16.“The report finds that policymakers will face a shortfall of $1.85 billion in FY 2015-16. more»

Report: Natural Gas Industry Spent $49 Million To Influence Elected Officials Since 2007

November 13, 2014

The natural gas industry and related trade groups gave approximately $8 million to Pennsylvania state candidates and political committees from January 2007 through October 20, 2014, according to new research by Common Cause Pennsylvania and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. more»

PA ChemSweep Program To Provide Safe Pesticide Disposal In 18 Counties In 2015

November 13, 2014

Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 18 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2015 through the Department of Agriculture’s ChemSweep Program.The program is offered in different counties each year. more»

PA American Water Issues Water Conservation Notice For Nazareth Area Water System

November 13, 2014

Due to below-normal rainfall over the past several months, Pennsylvania American Water is asking customers in its Nazareth service area in Northampton County to voluntarily reduce water usage in accordance with the company's drought contingency plan.“Water levels have been decreasing gradually over the last few months,” said Don Kessler, manager of Field more»

Nov. 12 DCNR Resource Newsletter Now Available

November 12, 2014

The November 12 edition of the Resource newsletter from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources featuring articles on---- Voting Begins For PA’s 2015 River Of The Year-- more»

Partnership Demonstrates Sustainable Forestry At Jacobsburg EE Center

November 12, 2014

DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti has announced a partnership with C.F. Martin Guitar Company. of Nazareth, Northampton County, for a demonstration area at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center to help educate visitors about sustainable practices for forest health.C.F. more»

Senator Scarnati Appoints Senators McIlhinney and Argall to New Senate Republican Leadership Team

November 12, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) and Senator David Argall (R-29) have been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to leadership positions within the Senate Republican Caucus.

Senator McIlhinney will serve as Caucus Administrator.  Senator Argall will serve as Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee. more»

FINAL: Senate, House GOP Have New Leadership For New Legislative Session

November 12, 2014

Senate and House Republicans will have new leadership when the new legislative session begins in January as a result of caucus elections held Wednesday. Ironic that in losing seats, the Senate and House Democrats were the ones not to change their top Leadership. Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) is the new Senate Majority Leader, replacing Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware), in a contested race.  Sen. more»

Senate Republicans Elect Leadership Team for New Session

November 12, 2014

(HARRISBURG) — Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2015-2016 legislative session. more»

New Guide To Water Supply Replacement, Mine Subsidence Damage Repair Available

November 12, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection this week made available a new homeowner’s Guide to Water Supply Replacement and Subsidence Damage Repair under Act 54, the state law regulation longwall coal mining operations. more»

Keep PA Beautiful Urges Pennsylvanians To Participate in America Recycles Day Nov. 15

November 12, 2014

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites all Pennsylvanians to take part in America Recycles Day-- November 15-- a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities. more»

PA American Water Alerts Customers To Be Winter-Ready Inside, Outside The Home

November 12, 2014

With polar-like conditions predicted to bring frigid  temperatures to the Commonwealth later this week, Pennsylvania American Water Wednesday advised homeowners to prepare now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. more»

WPC, Dominion Seek Proposals For Watershed Mini Grants

November 12, 2014

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion Foundation are accepting proposals for the 2014-15 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides assistance to the region’s grassroots watershed groups. more»

Wednesday NewsClips

November 12, 2014

Senate, House Convene Today At 1:00 To Elect An Interim Speaker and President Pro Tempore and Caucus LeadershipCumberland County Adopts Clean Water Counts! more»

Pedestrian, Bike Projects Receive Federal Funds To Improve Transportation Alternatives

November 12, 2014

Fifty-six projects to improve transportation alternatives are in line for $33 million in federal funds, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. more»

Pittsburgh Pet Lovers Can Support Animal Rescue By Recycling Cans Nov. 15

November 11, 2014

On November 15, many animal shelters across the United States – including the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center in Pittsburgh – will observe America Recycles Day by encouraging individuals to recycle aluminum pet food cans as part of “Cans for Pets,” an expan more»

Pennsylvania Tops List of U.S. “Energy Giants”

November 11, 2014

The responsible development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale continues to reach record levels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest monthly drilling productivity report. more»

Ronald Rohall Appointed To State Conservation Commission

November 11, 2014

Ronald Rohall, chairman of the Westmoreland Conservation District Board of Directors, was recently appointed by Gov. more»

Friends Of The Allegheny Wilderness Host Nov. 22-23 Wilderness Hike

November 11, 2014

In ongoing commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, Friends of the Allegheny Wilderness and the Butler Outdoor Club are planning on backpacking the 13-mile Hickory Creek Wilderness trail over the weekend of November 22nd - 23rd. more»

Local operators call Marcellus development a “long-term” opp

November 11, 2014

Local operators call Marcellus development a “long-term” opportunity, via @PittsburghPG. http://t.co/nETHDUA4GI

RT @AmericanLegion: To those who have ever worn our nation’s

November 11, 2014

RT @AmericanLegion: To those who have ever worn our nation’s uniform, we say THANK YOU. We honor you today but are grateful to you every da…

Today, and every day, we honor our brave veterans and their

November 11, 2014

Today, and every day, we honor our brave veterans and their families. #VeteransDay http://t.co/vG8EK11B5l

RT @VFWHQ: A VETERANS DAY GREETING FROM THE VFW NATIONAL COM

November 11, 2014

RT @VFWHQ: A VETERANS DAY GREETING FROM THE VFW NATIONAL COMMANDER
‘Our veterans deserve our lasting gratitude and respect’

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RT @PittsburghPG: East Allegheny approves lease for Marcellu

November 11, 2014

RT @PittsburghPG: East Allegheny approves lease for Marcellus Shale exploration, drilling on district land http://t.co/TvAZDRFmUp

Interested in a career in our region’s growing oil & nat

November 11, 2014

Interested in a career in our region’s growing oil & natural gas industry? Visit our Job Portal to learn more: http://t.co/Y5apHJzzsL

Plastics manufacturers look to ethane processing plants for

November 11, 2014

Plastics manufacturers look to ethane processing plants for benefits, reports @TribLIVE: http://t.co/BJUpUkTrge

RT @ShaleAdvocates: Shale Revitalizing Philadelphia’s Manu

November 11, 2014

RT @ShaleAdvocates: Shale Revitalizing Philadelphia’s Manufacturing Economy http://t.co/EmhwMe83xu @MarcellusGas

Voting Begins For Pennsylvania’s 2015 River of the Year

November 10, 2014

The public is invited to vote online for the 2015 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. The public can vote for their favorite state waterway through 5 p.m. more»

Mounties Go Blue in Season Opener to Honor DeRichie

November 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mounties Turn Blue to Fight Diabetes in Basketball Season Opener Saturday

Governor-Elect Tom Wolf Names Former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty Chief Of Staff

November 10, 2014

The Tribune Review Monday reported Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has named former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty his Chief Of Staff.  Click Here to read the entire story. Visit the Tom Wolf Transition website for more news about the transition.

Allegheny County Private Forest Owner Recognized With PA Tree Farm Of Year Award

November 10, 2014

The PA Tree Farm Program Committee of the PA Forestry Association announced Monday the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year:  Beckets Run Woodlands, a 110-acre family owned Stewardship Forest 20 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh in Forward Township, Allegheny County.In making t more»

PA State Parks & Forests Award Nominations Now Open

November 10, 2014

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation Monday announced the opening of nominations for its annual awards to recognize exemplary work in state parks and forests by staff and volunteers. more»

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