Pennsylvania

Senate Leaders Respond to Governor Corbett’s Veto of Legislative Budget Lines

July 10, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9), Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne (R-16) have issued the following statement in response to Governor Corbett’s veto of State Budget lines and program cuts: more»

Latest DEP Video Highlights Restoration of Bennett Branch/Sinnemahoning Creek

July 10, 2014

The latest in a series of educational videos highlighting the wide-ranging work of DEP staff is now available on the department's YouTube channel.The new video tells the story of the remediation of acid mine draina more»

New Online Drought Emergency Application System Launched By DEP

July 10, 2014

DEP has released the first phase of its new Drought Emergency Application system.  This system focuses on centralizing the drought oversight of the use of water by golf courses, public water suppliers, athletic field owners, commercial or industrial facilities, and citizens.The first phase is those applications related to golf courses. more»

Berks County Water & Sewer Assn. Disaster Planning & Response Conference July 30

July 10, 2014

The Berks County Water and Sewer Association, in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Local Government at Albright College, are pleased to offer a full day seminar on Disaster Planning and Response at the Albright campus in Reading.The seminar will prepare attendees more»

Gov. Corbett Cuts Senate, House Funding $72.2 Million, Reviewing Options On Pensions

July 10, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday he has signed the FY 2014-15 state budget and the Fiscal Code bill, but bluelined (cut) $72.2 million in funding going to the Senate and House saying they need to participate in being financially responsible to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. more»

WSJ: Stabilizing Crude Oil First Makes It Safer To Ship By Rail

July 10, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday the federal government is considering whether to require companies shipping crude oil by train to first stabilize the oil by removing volatile gases before shipment. more»

Gov. Corbett Budget Announcement Thursday

July 9, 2014

Gov. Corbett said he will have a budget announcement Thursday.

PUC Approves UGI’s Long-Term Natural Gas Infrastructure Improvement Plan

July 9, 2014

The Public Utility Commission Wednesday approved the long-term infrastructure improvement plan (LTIIP) for UGI Utilities, Inc. – Gas Division (UGI).“One of the main criteria that the Commission must use in judging the adequacy of an LTIIP is whether the plan accelerates the replacement of aging infrastructure,” said PUC Chairman Robert F. more»

DEP: Search For Missing Nuclear Gauge Continues In Pittsburgh Region

July 9, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and police in Pittsburgh and Mount Lebanon said Wednesday they are continuing their investigat more»

Pennsylvania Receives Federal Funding For Local Parks, Outdoor Recreation

July 9, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett Wednesday announced Pennsylvania will receive $1.37 million from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund for local park, outdoor recreation and conservation projects.“These funds will be awarded through DCNR as part of our grant program that helps local communities plan, acquire and develop parks and trails and conserve natural areas,” Corbett said. more»

Volunteers Help Revamp Philadelphia Playground

July 9, 2014

Volunteers came together to lend a dilapidated playground a neighborly hand on June 17 to revamp the Clayborn & Lewis Playground in West Philadelphia. more»

Prowl the Sproul State Forest Hiking Activities Set For July 18-20

July 9, 2014

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Forestry invites hikers and other visitors to sample the rugged beauty of Sproul State Forest when a three-day “Prowl the Sproul” series of hikes steps off July 18 in Clinton and Centre counties.Marking its 11th year, the increasingly popular more»

Reminder: DCNR TreeVitalize Tree Planting Grant Applications Due July 15

July 9, 2014

DCNR officials remind municipalities and local officials the deadline is nearing to apply for grants to aid in tree planting in public rights-of ways and parks.Applicants from counties other than Allegheny and those outside the southeastern section of the state (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties) have until July 1 more»

DCNR’s July 9 Resource Newsletter Now Available

July 9, 2014

The July 9 DCNR Resource newsletter is now available.  Click Here to register to receive your own copy (bottom of the page).

House Returns To Session Aug. 4 To Do Philly Cigarette Tax

July 9, 2014

The House will return to session August 4 to consider House Bill 1177 (Lucas-R-Crawford) authorizing Philadelphia to impose a new cigarette tax to fund Philly schools.  more»

Scarnati, Causer Announce Passage of Bill to Honor Potter County Veterans

July 9, 2014

HARRISBURG – The General Assembly has unanimously passed legislation to re-name three Potter County Bridges in honor of local WWII and Vietnam Veterans, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Martin Causer (R-67). more»

Allegheny County Men Convicted Of Illegal Dumping

July 9, 2014

On July 3 Michael Paul Leese, 32 and Terrell Montgomery, 45, both from Pittsburgh, were found guilty of illegal dumping debris from an excavac vehicle in the Larimer section of Pittsburgh by the Honorable Jeffery A. Manning. Leese was fined $500 plus court fees and Montgomery was fined $300 plus court fees. Both parties have 30 days to appeal. more»

PA Outdoor Writers Assn. Spring PowWow Newsletter Now Available

July 9, 2014

The Spring issue of the PowWow newsletter is now available from the PA Outdoor Writers Association.  Click Here to read a copy.

Northcentral PA Conservancy Hosts Agricultural BMP Field Days August 5-8

July 9, 2014

The Northcentral PA Conservancy will host an Agricultural Best Management Practices Field Days on August 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the Steven and Esther Martin Farm near Lewisburg, Union County.For five summers, county conservation districts have been working with the Fish and Boat Commission on projects to install projects along sediment-impaired streams. more»

Budget Briefing: Gov. Corbett Now Has All The Pieces

July 9, 2014

By a vote of 26 to 22, the Senate Tuesday concurred in House changes to the Fiscal Code Bill-- House Bill 278 (Baker-R-Tioga)-- designed to implement parts of the state budget, and sent the bill to Gov. Corbett for his action. more»

Low-Cost Immunizations Offered July 17 in Middlebury Center

July 9, 2014

HARRISBURG – Children and adults who may not be covered for vaccinations under their insurance plan and those who don’t have insurance are eligible for low-cost vaccinations at a health clinic open on Thursday, July 17, from 1-3 p.m. at Middlebury Center Fire Hall, 11747 Route 287 in Middlebury Center, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).

Sen. Scarnati To Governor: Now Sign The Budget

July 8, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) issued this statement after the Senate Tuesday send the Fiscal Code bill to the Governor for his action: “Last month Gov. Corbett clearly stated that he would not consider new revenue options to balance the 2014-15 state budget unless the issues of liquor and pensions were both completed. more»

Statement on the 2014-2015 State Budget

July 8, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement regarding the 2014-2015 state budget passed by the General Assembly: more»

Senate Sends Fiscal Code Bill Fundamentally Changing How Conventional Drilling Is Regulated To Governor

July 8, 2014

By a vote of 26-22, the Senate late this afternoon sent the Fiscal Code bill-- House Bill 278 (Baker-R-Tioga)-- that contains a provision fundamentally changing the way conventional oil and gas operations are regulated in Pennsylvania to the Governor for his action. more»

Jennifer Sherwood New Land Protection Coordinator, Delaware Highlands Conservancy

July 8, 2014

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is extremely pleased to welcome Jennifer Sherwood to the organization as the new Land Protection Coordinator. more»

Best Views In Pennsylvania

July 8, 2014

Outdoor Writer Marcus Schneck of the Patriot-News compiled a wonde more»

RT @ProSyn: “The emergence of shale gas and tight oil in the

July 8, 2014

RT @ProSyn: “The emergence of shale gas and tight oil in the US demonstrates how innovation can change the balance of power” http://t.co/U2…

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July 8, 2014

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RT @UGI_Utilities: Natural gas is getting us one step closer

July 8, 2014

RT @UGI_Utilities: Natural gas is getting us one step closer to energy independence. Read more here: http://t.co/rHJC2CiaxK

.@HamiltonOh moves forward with compressed natural gas fueli

July 8, 2014

.@HamiltonOh moves forward with compressed natural gas fueling station http://t.co/6zh6ECHKas via @journalnews #CNG

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July 8, 2014

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New on the blog: “Truly Revolutionary” Shale Development

July 8, 2014

New on the blog: “Truly Revolutionary” Shale Development “Playing Key Role in U.S. Recovery” http://t.co/HYZGgyBf80

.@WashTimes column: American now has “a once-in-a-generation

July 8, 2014

.@WashTimes column: American now has “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to seize our energy independence.” http://t.co/Y6TDVhYXzs

MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer was recently honored by the Moraine

July 8, 2014

MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer was recently honored by the Moraine Trails Council of the @boyscouts. http://t.co/8Y8sDsMwON http://t.co/EtzRbHD3RB

Mon Valley municipalities cash in on natural gas drilling im

July 8, 2014

Mon Valley municipalities cash in on natural gas drilling impact fees http://t.co/uCp7LMVtuW via @TribLIVE

.@TribLIVE editorial: “Happy birthday, America … the celeb

July 8, 2014

.@TribLIVE editorial: “Happy birthday, America … the celebration of our nation’s freedom continues.” http://t.co/4kC2yX4gT0

West Branch Susquehanna River Sojourn August 13-17

July 7, 2014

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is now accepting registrations for the August 13-17 West Branch Susquehanna River Sojourn. Participants will travel 64 miles from Renovo to Jersey Shore, Pa. more»

The Nature Conservancy Environmental Action For The Future Program Involves PA Students

July 7, 2014

Students from the Walter Biddle Saul High School in Philadelphia are part of The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Program are heading out for a great summer adventure to nature preserves in 2 more»

“Truly Revolutionary” Shale Development “Playing Key Role in U.S. Recovery”

July 7, 2014

The safe development of abundant and clean-burning natural gas supplies here in America “really is revolutionary.” Not only is this tightly-regulated development allowing the United States to become a global energy leader, but it’s also “more»

PA Parks And Forests Foundation Announces Partnership With PSECU

July 7, 2014

July is Park and Recreation Month, and what better way to celebrate our state parks and forests than to become a member of the PA Parks and Forests Foundation. more»

Help Wanted: Headwaters RC&D Council Program Specialist

July 7, 2014

The Headwater Resource Conservation and Development Council is seeking candidates for a Program Specialist position for its DuBois office. The deadline to apply is July 25.  Click Here for details.

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