Friday, July 25, 2014

July 28 PA Environment Digest Now Available

July 28 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Click Here to print entire Digest.

Audit: Rapid Shale Gas Development Outpaced DEP’s Ability To Oversee Drilling
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Tuesday said an audit shows the meteoric growth of the shale gas industry since 2003 caught the Department of Environmental Protection unprepared to effectively administer laws and regulations to protect drinking water and unable to efficiently respond to citizen complaints.

DEP: Auditor General Report Focuses On Recordkeeping, Water Kept Safe
The Auditor General's Office Tuesday released the Special Audit of DEP's Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for the period 2009 through 2012, finding no instances where DEP failed to protect public health, safety or the environment with respect to unconventional gas drilling activities.

Post-Gazette: 209 Water Supplies Damaged By Drilling Since Late 2007
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported information from the Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday which shows 209 water supplies were affected by drilling since the end of 2007.

2014 Ohio River Watershed Celebration Sept. 18 At North Park, Allegheny County
The 2014 Ohio River Watershed Celebration will be held on September 18 at North Park, Allegheny County.  This year’s theme is-- Connected Through Our Streams, The Pine Creek Experience.

Paddle Without Pollution Wins National Green Paddle For Conservation Award
Paddle Without Pollution in Pittsburgh Tuesday announced it is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious ACA Green Paddle for Waterway Conservation Award.

PennVEST Invests $81.5 Million In Water Infrastructure Projects In 11 Counties
Gov. Tom Corbett Tuesday announced the investment of $81.5 million in 14 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 11 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.

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