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DEP: Radiation Levels Normal After Greene County Well Fire

March 7, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Radiation Protection Friday announced data collected in response to the recent Chevron well fire in Greene County showed no radiation levels above normal “background” levels. more»

Intern Wanted: Trout Unlimited Biological Field Technician Internship

March 7, 2014

Trout Unlimited’s Eastern Abandoned Mine Program is seeking candidates for a biological field technician intern to assist with efforts to restore coldwater ecosystems from abandoned mine drainage.  The position would be based in Lock Haven, Clinton County. more»

DEP Awards $2.4 Million Mine Reclamation Contract In Clearfield County

March 7, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Friday announced a $2,472,770 contract award for an abandoned mine reclamation project in Decatur Township, Clearfield County, that will stabilize the ground under 60 homes threatened by historic mine subsidence.“This critically important project will eliminate the threat of mine subsidence for 60 homes in the township at no cost to the property owners,” more»

DEP Proposes New Program To Compensate For Damage To Aquatic Resources

March 7, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection is establishing a new in-lieu fee program called the Pennsylvania Integrated Ecological Services, Capacity Enhancement and Support Program to allow applicants that are required to offset their aquatic resource impacts for both state and federal permit requirements to contribute monies to a program that meets the federal requirements for such activities in more»

Presentations, Report Available From October Delaware River Forum

March 7, 2014

On October 28 and 29, 2013, more than 200 people attended Accelerating Action – The Delaware River Watershed Forum at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia to discuss key issues affecting conservation and restoration efforts in the Basin. more»

March 18 DEP Citizens Advisory Council Meeting Features FY 2014-15 Budget Discussion

March 7, 2014

The March 18 DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting will feature a discussion of the FY 2014-15 budget request for DEP by Jeff Logan, Executive Deputy Secretary for Administration. more»

Central PA Conservancy Ironmaster’s Challenge April 27

March 7, 2014

The Central PA Conservancy will hold its annual Ironmaster’s Challenge 50K, 25K and 15K challenge races on April 27.  Click Here for all the details and to register.

American Natural Gas Can Support Our Global Allies

March 7, 2014

As Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Ukraine continues to play out, academics, foreign policy experts and a chorus of bipartisan lawmakers are reaffirming the case that common sense American natural gas export polices can support our national security and economic goals while boosting aid to key allies around the world, especially those deeply dependent on hostile nations to meet their energy more»

Shale gas gives the U.S. competitive advantages, reports @OG

March 6, 2014

Shale gas gives the U.S. competitive advantages, reports @OGJOnline: http://t.co/FM7fRgkUHL #CERAWeek2014

Smart @Reuters column: To blunt Russia, time for American na

March 6, 2014

Smart @Reuters column: To blunt Russia, time for American natural gas diplomacy http://t.co/APFPNXiG9Y #AmericanEnergy

RT @WashTimes: U.S. Lawmakers see exports of natural gas as

March 6, 2014

RT @WashTimes: U.S. Lawmakers see exports of natural gas as a way to help Ukraine: http://t.co/jWOQ1sBJSu

RT @IHS: Read what experts at #CERAWeek had to say about the

March 6, 2014

RT @IHS: Read what experts at #CERAWeek had to say about the growth in unconventional oil & gas production http://t.co/Yp9ErObw6R

.@WilliamsUpdates VP William Lawson: “Growth has been astoun

March 6, 2014

.@WilliamsUpdates VP William Lawson: “Growth has been astounding in the Marcellus.” http://t.co/w2dxwchE1e via @PlattsGas

RT @nytimesbusiness: U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb

March 6, 2014

RT @nytimesbusiness: U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin http://t.co/Ta7fQKWVwS

.@WSJ editorial: Exporting more #LNG would be a win for the

March 6, 2014

.@WSJ editorial: Exporting more #LNG would be a win for the U.S. economy and global interests. http://t.co/uYpPlkm4lC #AmericanEnergy

.@washingtonpost: Once thought to be a permanent importer of

March 6, 2014

.@washingtonpost: Once thought to be a permanent importer of gas, the U.S. is now producing huge amounts of the fuel. http://t.co/mp7u6le09q

Congress pressures President Obama to expand natural gas exp

March 6, 2014

Congress pressures President Obama to expand natural gas exports to weaken Russia’s hand. http://t.co/KDkRcvQbVN reports @WSJ #LNG

Delaware Riverkeeper To Host March 13 Forum On Act 13 Drilling Law Court Decision

March 6, 2014

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network will be hosting a forum to bring together the lead litigators and litigants of the landmark Act 13 drilling law court decision on March 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. more»

PUC Finalizes Utility Outage Response, Public Notification Guidelines, Forms Work Group

March 6, 2014

The Public Utility Commission Thursday finalized a proposed policy statement on service outage response recovery and public notification guidelines and established a Critical Infrastructure Interdependency Working Group.“Today’s action represents further progress in assuring that significant measures are in place to expedite the restoration of electric service for all customers,” said Commissioner more»

March 6 Edition Of DEP News Now Available

March 6, 2014

The March 6 edition of DEP News is now available from the Department of Environmental Protection.  Click Here to read a copy and to sign up to receive future editions by email.

Keep PA Beautiful Announces Weis Markets As Great American Cleanup Of PA Sponsor

March 6, 2014

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Thursday announced Weis Markets, Inc. as their newest sponsor of the Great American Cleanup of PA, their annual signature event. more»

Environmental Quality Board To Consider Perkiomen Creek Designation Change Petition

March 6, 2014

The Environmental Quality Board meets March 18 with one item on the agenda-- DEP’s recommendations on the petition to upgrade the Upper Perkiomen Creek Watershed in Berks, Montgomery and Lehigh counties to Exceptional Value waters. more»

2014 PA Land Conservation Conference May 1-3 In Reading

March 6, 2014

The 2014 PA Land Conservation Conference organized by the PA Land Trust Association will be held May 1-3 in the Crowne Plaza, Reading, Berks County. more»

Like PPL On Facebook And Nominate An Environmental Group For $1,000 Grant

March 6, 2014

PPL Electric Utilities is giving its customers the opportunity to nominate an environmental group of their choice for a $1,000 grant by clicking “Like” on PPL’s Facebook page.  The deadline for nominations is March 13 and the first 30 entries will be considered. more»

Wildlife For Everyone Continues Fish Habitat Restoration In Centre County

March 6, 2014

Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation recently received a $148,404 grant from the Department of Environmental Protection's 2013 Growing Greener Grant Program to continue restoration of fish habitat and improvement of water quality in Halfmoon Creek. more»

Coldwater Heritage Partnership Announces 2014 Grant Awards

March 6, 2014

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership recently announced over $40,000 in grants that have been awarded to local organizations to protect and conserve Pennsylvania’s coldwater streams. more»

DCNR Trails Advisory Committee Releases 2013 Accomplishments Report

March 5, 2014

The Trails Advisory Committee to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recently released its 2013 Accomplishments Report.In 2013, 71 trail grant projects were completed, adding 83 new trail miles, a more»

March 5 Issue Of Resource Newsletter Now Available From DCNR

March 5, 2014

The March 5 issue of the Resource newsletter is now available from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  Click Here to read a copy.

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Holds Online Fundraiser March 12-13

March 5, 2014

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership will hold a 30-hour, online Raise the Region fundraiser on March 12-13 to help grow local parks, trails and river access along the Susquehanna.  For added impact, all donations received will be matched for more impact. more»

PA To Receive $4.1 Million From Settlement Of EPA Lawsuit Against Coal Companies

March 5, 2014

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to spend an estimated $200 million to install and operate wastewater treatment systems and to implement comprehensive, system-wide upgrades to reduce discharges of pollution from coal mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, the Department of Justice and the U.S. more»

Scarnati, Causer Announce Grant to Liberty Township for Sewer, Water Services

March 5, 2014

Improvements make way for job retention, creation in region more»

Rep. Vitali Files Right-To-Know Request On Additional State Forest Gas Leasing

March 5, 2014

Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware), Minority Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, filed a Right-to-Know request, seeking additional details on the Corbett Administration's plan to raise $75 million through additional so called "non-impact surface drilling" in state parks and forests. more»

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March 5, 2014

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DEP Approves Permit For Knoebel Hog Farm In Columbia County

March 5, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it has approved a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permit application submitted by Joel Knoebel for his existing hog operation in Cleveland Township, Columbia County.“The department has carefully reviewed this application and determined that it meets all the applicable more»

PennDOT, DEP Invite Volunteers To Join Great American Cleanup Of PA

March 5, 2014

PennDOT and the Department of Environmental Protection are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.The statewide cleanup is an annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners through which interested individual more»

Communities Report Prolonged Success In Reducing Cigarette Butt Litter

March 5, 2014

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful reports an average 48 percent reduction of cigarette litter nationwide in the communities implementing Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program during 2013.“We realized significant reductions in cigarette litter at our CLPP program sites,” said Shannon Reit more»

Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Invasive Species Panel Offers Grants

March 5, 2014

The Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species is now accepting applications for a limited number of small grants to increase public understanding of and compliance with the prevention and control of aquatic invasive species.  Proposals are due April 4.  Click Here to download details and priorities for funding.

Baker Applauds Employee Training Initiative

March 4, 2014

HARRISBURG - State Rep. Matt Baker (R- Bradford/Tioga) today welcomed news of $4 million in funding being made available for JOBS1st PA Regional Partnership grants, which will be used to develop employer-driven training programs between workforce development and economic development organizations across the Commonwealth.

Dennis Guise Retires From State Service

March 4, 2014

Dennis Guise, former Chief Counsel and Executive Director of the Fish and Boat Commission retired from his most recent position as Chief Coun more»

Historic And Museum Commission Announces New Historic Markers

March 4, 2014

The World War II Stuart Tank, Father of the American Navy John Barry, world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Leopold Stokowski and Fred McFeely Rogers, creator and host of long-running PBS program “Mr. more»

Redland Mine Drainage Treatment Project Moves Forward In Allegheny County

March 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced work is expected to begin the week of March 17 on the second phase of a project to treat water discharge from the Indianola mine pool and improve the water quality of Little Deer Creek in Indiana Township, Allegheny County.DEP’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, together with the Clean Streams F more»

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