Pennsylvania

West Nile Virus Spraying In Snyder June 10, Centre June 11, Learn About Future Spraying Activities

June 10, 2014

It’s West Nile Virus mosquito season, and spraying operations are underway in several parts of Pennsylvania based on mosquito samples collected by county West Nile Virus Programs and the Department of Environmental Protection. more»

Commonwealth Court Delays Decision On Use Of DCNR Oil & Gas Fund Monies

June 9, 2014

Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson issued an order Monday dated June 5 delaying a decision in a lawsuit brought by the PA Environmental Defense Fund over the use of DCNR Oil and Gas Fund monies until after the FY 2014-15 saying if the Court issued a ruling before more»

PA American Water Plants Among Those Receiving National Recognition

June 9, 2014

PA American Water’s Philipsburg and Huntsville Water Treatment Plants were among several American Water Works Company facilities to receive recognition under the U.S. more»

PA Housing Authority Issues RFP For Marcellus Shale Housing Funding

June 9, 2014

The PA Housing Finance Agency Monday issued a Request for Proposals for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing in the Marcellus Shale region of the state.  Proposals are due August 15.The funding to address housing needs comes from Marcellus Shale impact fees. more»

Report: Natural Gas Production Booms, Drillers’ Tax Payments Drop

June 9, 2014

The PA Budget and Policy Center Monday released a new report which found the Corporate Net Income tax payments of Marcellus Shale drilling companies peaked in 2011 and now have an effective tax rate of less than 1.9 percent paying just $10.3 mil more»

Marcellus Remains Driver of U.S. Shale Gas Revolution http:/

June 9, 2014

Marcellus Remains Driver of U.S. Shale Gas Revolution http://t.co/jbDwTM66rp via @Rigzone

.@Kennedy_School professor in @WSJ: “Shale Gas Is America’s

June 9, 2014

.@Kennedy_School professor in @WSJ: “Shale Gas Is America’s Geopolitical Trump Card” http://t.co/BnS0axDDn3

.@Shell_US moves forward on Monaca, Pa. ethane cracker plans

June 9, 2014

.@Shell_US moves forward on Monaca, Pa. ethane cracker plans http://t.co/CEG070CXP0 via @wvstatejournal

Butler Co. & its municipalities will receive a financial

June 9, 2014

Butler Co. & its municipalities will receive a financial boost from natural gas impact fee tax revenues http://t.co/c0y68fnuYj via @TribLIVE

After importing 75% of its gas just 5 years ago, Pa. has bec

June 9, 2014

After importing 75% of its gas just 5 years ago, Pa. has become a net exporter of gas for the 1st time in 100+ years. http://t.co/gXiYZk7yag

RT @ICISnews: Shell signs contracts, files permit for propos

June 9, 2014

RT @ICISnews: Shell signs contracts, files permit for proposed US cracker http://t.co/fOdXQ2vf3f

RT @bctimes: Shell’s air permit moves ahead as does feedstoc

June 9, 2014

RT @bctimes: Shell’s air permit moves ahead as does feedstock commitments. http://t.co/JpMDSji4rn

.@senatorscarnati: Shale fees having “tremendously positive

June 9, 2014

.@senatorscarnati: Shale fees having “tremendously positive effects within our region and across the entire state.” http://t.co/8EJF3ITvUF

Lawrence County, municipalities to get shale funds http://t.

June 9, 2014

Lawrence County, municipalities to get shale funds http://t.co/HxsJ8iNGKk via @NewCastleNews

(VIDEO) Shale Impact Fees Generated $225 Million For Pennsyl

June 9, 2014

(VIDEO) Shale Impact Fees Generated $225 Million For Pennsylvania in 2013 https://t.co/MzdafZscpl

Help Wanted: PRC Zero Waste Pennsylvania Program Coordinator

June 8, 2014

The PA Resources Council is seeking candidates to fill a Zero Waste Pennsylvania Program Coordinator position based in Pittsburgh to manage all aspects of Zero Waste Pennsylvania, including planning and implementation of event services and commercial waste diversion services.ZWP was formed as a project of the Pennsylvania more»

Tribune Review: Western PA Drivers Can Expect $4 Per Gallon Gasoline By July 4

June 8, 2014

The Tribune Review reported Sunday Western Pennsylvania drivers should not expect any relief from higher gasoline prices or from the newly-signed legislation to eliminate summer gasoline in the Pittsburgh R more»

Fish & Boat Commission To Receive $800,000 From Muddy Run Hydro Plant Certification

June 6, 2014

The Fish and Boat Commission Friday said the $800,000 it will receive as a result of a water quality certification of Exelon’s Muddy Run hydroelectric plant in Lancaster County will be used specifically to remove small dams within York and Lancaster counties.The Department of Environmental Protection announced on June 3 that it had issued a 401 Water Quality Certification for the continued operati more»

Hershey Company Recognized For Sustainability Efforts In Newsweek Green Rankings

June 6, 2014

The Hershey Company was recognized Friday for its continuing commitment to environmental stewardship by Newsweek in its 2014 Green Rankings. Out of the top U.S. more»

2013 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Revenue Being Distributed

June 6, 2014

The 25th Senatorial District will receive a total of $24,471,926.46 from 2013 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee revenues, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Poll: PA Supports Gas Drilling 58-33%, Opposes Drilling In State Parks, Forests 57-36%, But

June 6, 2014

Citing economic benefits over environmental concerns, Pennsylvania voters support 58-33 percent drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday. more»

Groups Call For Study Of Gas Drilling Impacts In Susquehanna River Watershed

June 5, 2014

Environmental groups in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York Thursday called for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to undertake a comprehensive study of environmental impacts from shale gas operations on the water quality of the Susquehanna River Basin.“The Susquehanna River is a life-sustaining resource for millions of peopl more»

Federal Disaster Assistance Now Available For Victims Of Flooding In Elk County

June 5, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday announced the U.S. Small Business Administration approved his request to declare Elk County a disaster area after severe storms and flooding caused significant damage to homes and businesses on May 21 and 22.“This declaration will help Pennsylvanians affected by these severe storms get the assistance they need,” said Corbett. more»

PUC Appoints Managers Of Office Of Competitive Market Oversight

June 5, 2014

As part of its ongoing efforts to bolster retail competition and strengthen consumer protection in the state’s electric and natural gas markets, the Public Utility Commission Thursday appointed H. more»

Pennsylvania’s Bats Are Counting On You

June 5, 2014

Game Commission biologists are seeking assistance from residents in a regional monitoring effort to collect bat maternity colony data this summer. more»

Pennsylvania Trails In The Spotlight For National Trails Day June 7

June 5, 2014

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti is inviting all Pennsylvanians to discover, celebrate a more»

House GOP Preparing Bare-Bones Budget, Including Keystone Fund Transfer Option

June 5, 2014

The Morning Call reported Thursday House Republicans are putting together a “bare-bones” $28.6 billion General Fund budget which would eliminate hopes of increasing funding to support elementary and secondary education. more»

DEP Citizens Advisory Council Considers Comments On Longwall Mining Report June 17

June 4, 2014

On June 17 the DEP Citizens Advisory Council will discuss proposed comments on a draft of DEP’s Act 54 longwall mining impact report and hear presentations on Chesapeake Bay milestones, agricultural best management practices and the regional agricultural watershed assessment program. more»

Fort Indiantown Gap Offers Guided Tours of Rare Regal Fritillary Butterfly Habitat

June 4, 2014

This July, visitors are invited to see the only population of rare Regal Fritillary butterflies in Pennsylvania at more»

PA Horticultural Society Gardening And Community Greening Contest

June 4, 2014

The PA Horticultural Society is inviting backyard gardeners, community gardeners and anyone passionate about greening public spaces to enter its Gardening and Greening Contest.  The deadline for entries is June 30.  Click Here for all the details.

Shale Impact Fee Tax Revenues “A Tremendous Help” for Pa. Communities

June 4, 2014

A tremendous help”; “boost to the community;” “An economic lifeline” – this is how the hundreds of millions in dollars in shale impact fee tax revenues are being described following local government disbursements announced by the Pennsylvania Public Utilit more»

Mosquito Spraying Set For June 6 In Lycoming County

June 4, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments during the daytime hours of June 6, in Woodward Township, Lycoming County, to control adult mosquito populations that could be carrying the West Nile Virus. more»

PA Senate Passes Legislation to Further Protect Children

June 4, 2014

(HARRISBURG) -  The State Senate today approved legislation to further protect Pennsylvania children from sexual abuse and impose a mandatory minimum sentence for murder of a child, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that House Bill 112 was passed by the full Senate by a vote of 45 to 1. more»

Rep. Adolph: House Expects To Consider Budget Bill Week Of June 16

June 4, 2014

Rep. Bill Adolph (R-Delaware), Majority Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, told the House Tuesday he expects a bill serving as a vehicle for the state budget will be in place the week of June 9 with an expectation of the House actually considering the bill the week of June 16. Rep. more»

Tom Wolf Urges Lawmakers, Gov. Corbett To Enact Natural Gas Severance Tax Now

June 4, 2014

Democratic candidate for Governor Tom Wolf Tuesday urged members of the General Assembly and Gov. Corbett to enact a five percent natural gas severance tax to help address the state’s budget deficit this year. more»

Quinnipiac Poll: Wolf Leads Corbett 53 to 33 Percent

June 4, 2014

Apparently unscathed by a bruising Democratic primary battle, businessman Tom Wolf, the Democratic challenger for Pennsylvania governor, tops Gov. more»

Marcellus Shale Impact Fees Give Back $22.6 Million to 68th Legislative District, Announces Baker

June 3, 2014

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today announced that as a result of Act 13 of 2012, impact fees collected from natural gas drilling companies are coming back to counties and municipalities in the 68th District, with the total amount for the district at approximately $22.6 million.

Winners Announced In Let’s Clear the Air Student Poster Challenge

June 3, 2014

Spring is in the air, and unfortunately so are a lot of nasty pollutants that affect air quality. more»

ReuseFest Returns In Allegheny County June 28

June 3, 2014

Did you finish your spring cleaning and realize you have a ton of stuff that you no longer need?  Wondering what in the world to do with it? more»

Marcellus Shale Coalition On Drilling Impact Fee Tax Disbursements

June 3, 2014

Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the Public Utility Commission’s disbursement of 2013’s nearly $225 million in shale impact fee tax revenues fo more»

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