DEP encourages Pennsylvanians to join local litter cleanup efforts | Five for the Weekend
The department reports that there are already 290 events registered this year on the Pick Up Pennsylvania website with approximately 21,000 volunteers.
Washington reinstates a key pollution-fighting tool. What’s next for Pa.? | Friday Morning Coffee
The move by the EPA gives states such as Pennsylvania the latitude to adopt rules stronger than federal law.
‘The goal is to act now’: state officials detail Pa.’s 2021 Climate Action Plan
The plan builds on six areas of impact noted in the 2021 Climate Change Impacts Assessment
Wolf admin. officials push for tick-borne illness awareness
“This summer, don’t let a tick make you sick,” acting Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson said Tuesday.
Report: Pa. sees record natural gas production, more compliance violations in 2020
Producing more than 7.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, Pennsylvania ranked second among states for natural gas production in 2020, a state record for gas production in a single year.
Facing grim climate projections, state officials call for multi-dimensional approach to addressing climate change
The Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment is a report produced every three years by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as directed by the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70) of 2008.
Saylor to DEP: What assurance do you have Pa. citizens ‘aren’t going to die like they did in Texas?’
A top Pennsylvania Republican repeated a narrative without expert backing about Texas’ power failures during a budget hearing with state environmental regulators on Monday. While asking questions of Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor, R-York, pressed on Pennsylvania’s preparedness for extreme winter weather, such as the record lows […]
DEP announces new funding to expand Pa.’s electric vehicle infrastructure
As of November 2020, there were more than 29,000 electric vehicles registered in Pennsylvania, according to the DEP’s Electric Vehicle Roadmap.
Wolf proposes staffing increases, fee hikes in DEP’s budget request
Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee suggested that the fee hikes for for dumping in landfills and drilling for natural gas, are just a stealth tax hike.
Mariner East 2 owner fined $30.6 million for western Pa. pipeline explosion
The fine is one of the largest ever brought by the state, but also lifts an 11-month moratorium on state approval for Energy Transfer Partner pipeline construction permits.
‘We can’t ask any questions:’ Environmental official gets OK from Senate committee over pipeline objections
A committee advanced Secretary Patrick McDonnell’s nomination to the full Senate, over the objections of Sens. Andrew Dinniman, D-Chester, and Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery.
Top environmental official’s reconfirmation hearing delayed over pipeline concerns
This story was updated on Tuesday, April 30 to include a statement from a DEP spokesperson. A state Senate committee postponed a planned confirmation hearing for one of Pennsylvania’s top environmental officials, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers raised concerns about his agency’s involvement in controversial gas pipeline project. The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy […]