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2014-10-07 12:23:25

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has filed a complaint with the state Environmental Hearing Board requesting a $4.5 million civil penalty from EQT Production Company of Washington, Pa., for a major pollution incident in 2012 at the company's Phoenix Pad S location in Duncan Township, Tioga County. "EQT fails to recognize the ongoing environmental harm from the significant amount of...

2014-10-02 16:22:30

Deadline to Apply is Dec. 19 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today invited schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and businesses to apply for Environmental Education Grants to develop environmental education programs and projects. The application period will begin Monday, Oct. 6. The grants provide funding to develop programs and projects that support...

2014-09-22 16:22:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced its commitment work with bay partners and interested stakeholders to develop to an action plan to reach the goals outlined in the recently signed Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The agreement was signed by Governor Tom Corbett, along with the governors of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, the mayor of the District of Columbia, the...

2014-09-18 16:22:00

Consent order and agreement will close five Washington County impoundments PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has signed a wide-ranging consent order and agreement with Range Resources for violations at six of its Washington County impoundments. The consent order requires the company to pay a $4.15 million fine, the largest against an oil and gas operator in the state's shale drilling era, close...

2014-09-17 16:21:57

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board's (TAB) meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25 to discuss proposed changes to the Chapter 78 Oil and Gas regulations will be available online via webinar. The morning session will run from 10 a.m. to noon and include discussion on the bifurcation of the regulations for the conventional and unconventional industries. The...

2014-09-12 12:21:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session to obtain public input on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants and the proposed standards for modified and reconstructed units on Thursday, Sept. 25. The listening session is being held prior to the finalization of the department's official...

2014-09-08 12:22:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages the public to protect public health and the environment by honoring "Protect Your Groundwater Day" tomorrow, Sept. 9. "The quality of groundwater impacts many aspects of our daily lives," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. "I encourage everyone to consider ways they can protect and improve groundwater for the benefit of all Pennsylvanians." In Pennsylvania, nearly 1.5...

2014-08-28 12:22:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the third round of Natural Gas Vehicle grants will open on Saturday, Aug. 30 and will provide an estimated $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles. "Pennsylvania continues to move in the right direction by creating opportunities to convert vehicle fleets from...

2014-08-08 16:21:41

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Take Steps to Avoid Infection HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2014 has been detected. A Philadelphia County man was hospitalized due to WNV. He has since recovered. The departments of Health and Environmental Protection strongly recommend that all residents minimize their exposure to mosquitoes. "Detecting the first human case serves as a great reminder for...

2014-08-04 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public education and promotion of long-term stewardship. "With this grant, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will be able continue their important efforts to educate Pennsylvanians on...


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