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2011-05-05 14:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The importance of protecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be the focus of the next lecture in the South Mountain Speakers Series on May 12, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said today. Jonathan Doherty, of the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, will offer a free lecture, "Conserving Treasured Landscapes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed," beginning at 7 p.m. at the Adams County Agricultural and...

2011-04-12 14:47:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2011-12, including big and small game seasons and furbearer seasons. The Board also adopted antlerless deer license allocations for the 22 Wildlife Management Units, and are listed in the article below. For those unable to view the webcasts, a three-part "on-demand" video recording of the staff reports from...

2010-11-09 12:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the investment of $174 million in 27 drinking water and wastewater projects serving communities in 21 counties. "Today's meeting brings us to a total of $3.1 billion that the PENNVEST board has invested in 801 clean water projects in Pennsylvania since I took office," Governor Rendell said. "These investments are proof of our collective commitment to improving Pennsylvania's environment and...

2010-09-07 15:15:00

DEP to Require Complete Remediation HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection is continuing to investigate the source of stray methane gas detected in the Susquehanna River and at six private water wells in Wilmont Township, Bradford County, late last week. "Chesapeake Energy has been working at the direction of DEP to determine the source or sources of the stray gas," said Hanger. "Gas migration is a serious, potentially dangerous...

2010-08-04 10:30:00

Says He and General Assembly Owe Pennsylvania Residents Resolution This Year SCRANTON, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standing near the Green Ridge Street Bridge in Scranton, Lackawanna County, and later near the Route 309 Susquehanna River Bridge in Plains, Luzerne County, Governor Edward G. Rendell today urged state lawmakers to do the responsible thing for Pennsylvania and find a solution to the state's transportation funding crisis this year. "I've repeatedly called on the...

2010-07-29 15:58:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL's Holtwood hydroelectric plant was honored for a century of clean, renewable electricity generation by being inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame on Tuesday (7/27) during the annual HydroVision International Conference in Charlotte, N.C. PennWell, the organization that publishes the hydroelectric trade publications Hydro World and Hydro Review Magazine, selected Holtwood for the Hall of Fame in recognition of its place in engineering history,...

2010-07-13 13:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today awarded approximately $400,000 in boating facility grants to projects in four counties and approved fish passage and habitat grants for projects on the Lehigh River and in Franklin County. Also during the quarterly meeting, Commissioners elected William Worobec as president and Robert Bachman, Ph.D., as vice president. The boating facility grants include: Borough of Berwick,...

2010-06-22 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Williamsport, Pa., Sanitary Authority (WSA) has agreed to make significant improvements to its combined sewer system at an estimated cost of approximately $10 million, in order to resolve long-standing problems with combined sewer overflows to the Susquehanna River, which flows to the Chesapeake Bay, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Under the settlement agreement, filed today in federal...

2010-05-06 08:22:00

Benchmark Report Details Restoration of Water Quality, Fish Population HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years of coordinated efforts to restore life to the West Branch Susquehanna River in north-central Pennsylvania have led to marked improvements in water quality, as well increases in fish populations and diversity that are detailed in a benchmark study announced today by Trout Unlimited. The study was coordinated by Trout Unlimited in cooperation with the...

2010-05-03 11:16:00

HOLTWOOD, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While honoring 100 years of generating clean, renewable electricity at the Holtwood hydroelectric plant in Lancaster County, PPL Generation focused on the plant's future Monday (5/3) by breaking ground on a $434 million expansion project that will more than double its production of renewable energy. PPL Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer James H. Miller officially kicked off the project, joined by Pennsylvania Gov....


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