Friday, September 26, 2014

Sept. 29 PA Environment Digest Now Available

Sept. 29 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Click Here To Print Entire Digest

PEC Urges Senate To Pass Water Well Standards Bill To Protect Rural Water Supplies
The PA Environmental Council Friday urged members of the Pennsylvania Senate to pass House Bill 343 (Miller-R-York) designed to help protect rural water supplies by requiring the adoption of construction and decommissioning standards for private water wells.

CBF-PA: House Passes Bill Rolling Back Protection For Clean Water 119 To 79
Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement Monday in response to House passage of House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) eliminating the nearly 4 year old requirement for stream buffers in High Quality and Exceptional Value streams.

Damaging Environmental Bills May Be Headed To Governor In Last 5 Days Of Session
With just five voting days left this session for the House and Senate-- October 6, 7, 8, 14, 15-- the General Assembly is poised to end the year by putting damaging legislation on the Governor’s desk when they return October 6.

DEP Releases Draft Conventional, Unconventional Oil & Gas Well Regulation Split
The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday released revised Chapter 78 drilling regulations which split conventional well standards in a new Chapter 78 and unconventional (Marcellus Shale) well requirements in Chapter 78a during the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting.

PG PowerSource: Day In The Life Of DEP Oil & Gas Inspector
The Post-Gazette PowerSource Tuesday published an article on the day in the life of a longtime Pennsylvania DEP oil and gas inspector John Sengle.  The story provides a glimpse into the day-to-day job of enforcing DEP’s oil and gas regulations.

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