Latest PA Department of Environmental Protection Stories

2011-06-28 09:39:00

Company modified operations to prevent future spills HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection announced today that Chief Oil & Gas LLC has paid $180,000 in civil penalties for a hydraulic oil spill and for failing to properly maintain a drill pit at a Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Jefferson Township, Somerset County. A June 10, 2010 site inspection by DEP found evidence of the discharge of hydraulic oil onto the...

2011-05-06 14:33:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As natural gas producers and public water companies race to meet the May 19th deadline to stop releasing diluted hydrofracking water contaminated with bromide and radioactive material from shale gas extraction into the state's rivers, one company has stepped forward with a technology validated by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) that treats the water and meets the new regulations...

2010-10-21 04:37:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) announced today that there will be an official groundbreaking ceremony for its project at the Kreider Dairy Farm in Manheim, Pennsylvania, on November 10, 2010. Details of the groundbreaking ceremony, including time and location, will be posted on www.bionpa.com, a new website dedicated to Bion's Pennsylvania activities as described below. Update Since announcing the PA Department of...

2008-09-09 15:00:37

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Chuck Ardo of the Pennsylvania Governor's Office, +1- 717-783-1116; or Michael Smith of PA Department of Environmental Protection, +1-717-787-1323 Testifying Before House Committee, Governor Urges Action on Pending Energy Legislation PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Governor Edward G. Rendell cautioned members of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today that Pennsylvania's families and businesses will face incredible...

2008-07-30 15:01:07

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Neil Weaver of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, +1-717-787-1323 PADEP to Email Notices as Information, Applications Become Available HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Households, small businesses, political subdivisions and companies that want to save money through energy conservation or that plan to develop alternative and renewable energy technologies can now register for email updates as information on Pennsylvanias new $650...

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