Friday, September 25, 2015

Sept. 28 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The September 28 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

The Connection for Oil, Gas & Environment in the Northern Tier (C.O.G.E.N.T.) Friday reported in a Google+ post that JKLM Energy, LLC acknowledged contaminating several water supply wells in Sweden Township, Potter county with a surfactant solution containing isopropanol used in drilling and completing natural gas wells.
The migration was discovered following the use of the surfactant to free a broken drill bit piece in a shale natural gas well at 570 feet below ground on September 18th.

A comprehensive list of environmental issues will be the focus of the second annual PA Environmental Council Policy Conference, set for October 13 in Harrisburg.

The PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are now accepting nominations from nonprofit organizations for the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year.
Nominations are due October 23, then selected nominations will be voted on by the general public beginning in early November.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful would like to congratulate its local affiliates in Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry counties on a successful 10th Annual Tire War which resulted in collecting nearly 4,000 tires earlier this month.

A series of 12 statewide meetings have been scheduled by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry to seek continued public input on changes to its Draft 2015 State Forest Resource Management Plan charting the course of Pennsylvania’s state forests for future generations.
Beginning October 6, in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry the public meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. and lasting about two and one-half hours.

The first Fall Foliage Report is now available from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources showing expected peak color times across Pennsylvania.

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced numerous employment opportunities in its mining programs. Current workforce planning projections highlight the potential for upcoming retirements to open up more than 50 positions across the Commonwealth by 2017.  

To read the Digest, visit:  Click Here to print the entire Digest.

PA Environment Digest is edited by David E. Hess, former Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and is published as a service of Crisci Associates.

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