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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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.
“A tremendous help”; “A 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 Utilitmore»
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»
(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. 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»
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»
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.