Friday, January 30, 2015

Feb. 2 PA Environment Digest Now Available

Feb. 2 PA Environment Digest Now Available.  Click Here To Print Entire Digest.

Wolf Signs Moratorium On All New Oil And Gas Leases In State Forests, Parks
Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development in state parks and forests. He signed the order with members of the General Assembly in attendance at in Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia.

DEP Seeks Nominations For Governor’s Award For Environmental Excellence
Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary John Quigley today invited Pennsylvania individuals and organizations to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The deadline for applications is March 2.

Save The Date: PA League Of Women Voters Honor Franklin L. Kury April 7
The PA League of Women Voters will honor former Senator Franklin L. Kury (D-Northumberland) and author of the Environmental Rights Amendment to Pennsylvania’s Constitution at a reception on April 7 at the Colonial Ridge Country Club, 4901 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg.

Punxsutawney Phil’s Home County Joins Clean Water Counts! Initiative
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA applauds the Jefferson County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts! resolution calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

Countdown To Cleanup: 697 Days To Meet PA 2017 Stream Cleanup Milestone
Pennsylvania has 697 days to put the best management practices on the ground needed to eliminate 10 million pounds of nitrogen and 212 million pounds of sediment from going into our rivers and streams to meet the 2017 Chesapeake Bay cleanup milestones.

DEP Citizens Advisory Council Honors Former Member Janet Keim
The DEP Citizens Advisory Council adopted a resolution honoring former member Janet Keim who served for eight years on the Council.

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