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Latest Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Stories

2013-12-16 16:21:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today awarded nearly $2 million in Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) to four successful applicants for their innovative alternative fuel technology projects. "I am particularly pleased to be awarding GE Transportation $1 million to demonstrate their natural gas dual fuel technology," Corbett said. "Such innovation is key in finding even more benefit from Pennsylvania's abundant shale formations."...

2013-12-12 16:21:39

DEP to Host Informational Webinars HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Environmental Quality Board announced today that the public comment period for a proposed regulation for environmental protection performance standards associated with oil and gas activities will open on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) is a 20-member independent board chaired by the Secretary of DEP that...

2013-12-03 16:22:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection's Citizens' Advisory Council has announced the appointment of Michele Tate as its next executive director. "The Citizens' Advisory Council plays an important role in DEP's decision-making process," Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Michele's extensive regulatory and programmatic experience will be tremendous assets, and I look forward to working with her in this capacity."...

2013-11-18 12:25:20

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging environmental stewards to apply for the 2014 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards. "Organizations that have developed innovative projects to improve the environment in Pennsylvania deserve recognition," Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Governor Corbett and I are proud to continue this tradition of recognizing the organizations and individuals that show...

2013-11-07 12:21:53

DEP Announces Second Round Opening for Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle Grants SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Corbett Administration today awarded more than $3 million in Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) to 33 companies, counties and organizations making the switch to compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or propane for medium to light-weight fleet vehicles. "This funding makes it possible for many commercial, county and...

2013-11-04 12:22:18

Deadline to Apply is Jan. 6, 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2013 /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 programs and projects. "These grants fund projects that explore many of today's most pressing issues," Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Providing...

2013-11-01 12:23:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today the opening of a supplemental 30-day public comment period on the Permit Decision Guarantee policy as part of its annual review. "In order to gather as much input as possible from stakeholders we have decided to open a second public comment period on this policy," DEP Acting Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "The comments we receive after this first year of implementation...

2013-10-09 12:22:13

State Department of Environmental Protection refuses to consider renewable energy increase and represses renewable energy benefits HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it would not recommend the state's Climate Change Advisory Committee (CCAC) debate or vote on a plan that considers increasing the state's renewable energy law, the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS),...

2013-10-07 12:21:26

Event moves to Montgomery County, Includes Tours of Navy Yard, Conshohocken Waterfront Development Sites HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the annual Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference to be held Dec. 9-11 at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia. The conference, hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, is the...

2013-10-02 12:23:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, the Department of Environmental Protection will accept the Alliance to Save Energy's Andromeda Star of Energy Efficiency Award for its Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (HELP). The administration will be recognized tonight at the Alliance to Save Energy's 21st annual awards dinner, held in Washington, D.C. Keystone HELP provides low-cost financing to homeowners for ENERGY STAR home...