Friday, September 19, 2014

Sept. 22 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The Sept. 22 PA Environment Digest Is Now Available.  Click Here to Print Entire Digest.

DEP Citizens Advisory Council Recognizes Pat Lupo, OSB Of Erie
Tuesday the Citizens Advisory Council to the Department of Environmental Protection recognized Pat Lupo, OSB from Erie, for her 26 years of dedicated service on Council.  Pat has served on Council since her initial appointment by Gov. Robert P. Casey in 1988.

DEP Fines Range Resources $4.15 Million For Violating Environmental Regulations
The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced it has signed a wide-ranging consent order and agreement with Range Resources for violations at six of its Washington County impoundments.  The consent order requires the company to pay a $4.15 million fine, the largest against an oil and gas operator in the state’s shale drilling era, close five impoundments and upgrade two other impoundments to meet heightened “next generation” standards currently under development at DEP.

Center For Sustainable Shale Development Certifies Chevron Under New Standards
The Center for Sustainable Shale Development Thursday announced it has certified Chevron Appalachia (Chevron) as the first company to successfully complete the Center's rigorous evaluation and verification process.

House Moves Bill To Roll Back Stream Buffer Protection, Final Vote Monday
This week the House moved House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) eliminating the nearly 4 year old requirement for stream buffers in High Quality and Exceptional Value streams which is positioned for a final vote next week.  Click Here to contact your representative today, and urge him/her to vote "NO" on HB 1565.

Keep PA Beautiful Announces 2014 Great American Cleanup Of PA Results
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Thursday announced 136,507 volunteers collected 317,994 bags, or 6,359,872 pounds of trash, cleaned 13,603 miles of roads, railroad tracks, trails, waterways, and shorelines, and 9,113 acres of park and/or wetlands during the 2014 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of PA.

House Environmental Committee Hears Comments On EPA Clean Power Climate Plan
The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Tuesday held a hearing on EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.  Click Here to watch a video of the hearing.

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