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2014-04-29 16:23:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from the departments of Environmental Protection, Community and Economic Development and Transportation joined dignitaries from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin as well as Ontario and Quebec at the Council of Great Lakes Governors meeting from April 25 to 26. This annual executive meeting of the Council of Great Lakes Governors focuses on environmental and economic...

2014-04-28 12:25:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program. School districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, state agencies, nonprofit entities, corporations, and limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in Pennsylvania that operate diesel fleets are eligible to apply. "Ensuring...

2014-04-25 16:21:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the 2014 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, providing an assessment of the overall water quality of the state's many creeks, streams, rivers and waterways. "This report is an important tool to gauge our progress on protecting Pennsylvania's waters." DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. "While we have more work to do,...

2014-04-02 16:23:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will hold a webinar at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 to discuss Chapter 105 Proposed Technical Guidance Documents. The webinar will provide an overview of the four proposed technical guidance documents and discuss the need, benefits and purpose of the documents. A technical guidance document provides information to the regulated community about how to comply with...

2014-04-01 12:25:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded residents that April is Earth Month. The theme for Earth Month is "Pick it up PA," encouraging residents to take time to pick up litter around their homes and in public areas. "I believe we can make Pennsylvania a better place to live, work and play by taking the time to clean up litter around our homes, businesses and parks." DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said....

2014-03-31 16:28:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a $3.4 million investment in an all-new agricultural outreach and assistance program, the Regional Agricultural Watershed Assessment Program, to improve water quality in six different watersheds throughout the state. "This project will allow DEP staff to work directly with farmers and our partners in the county conservation districts to develop solutions...

2014-03-20 12:25:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will be holding a webinar on Wednesday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss Chapter 105 Water Obstructions and Encroachment General Permit processing updates. The webinar will provide an overview of the recently updated Chapter 105 General Permit registration process and the registration documents that were revised as a result of the updates. The updates were made...

2014-02-25 12:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program will open March 1, providing an estimated $8 million in grants for the purchase or conversion of alternative fuel vehicles. "We are pleased to bring back this program, which provided more than $5 million to companies, organizations and innovators for alternative fuel projects last...

2014-02-06 16:21:59

Not a Steward for Pristine Forest: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Cited for 246 Violations from 2009-2013; Water Pollution Record Ranks 7th Worst Among 600 Operators in Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH and WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A plan by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for major drilling and development of natural gas in Pennsylvania's unspoiled Loyalsock State Forest should raise major caution flags given the company's long list of pollution and compliance problems over...

2014-01-06 16:23:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today called upon Pennsylvania's oil and gas operators to help protect the commonwealth's rivers, streams and wetlands from impacts during oil and gas development by adhering to critical environmental standards recently struck down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. "The Supreme Court's recent ruling on Act 13 of 2012 set aside important buffer restrictions between drilling activity and our waterways and...


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