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Wolf Administration Outlines Benefits of Restore Pennsylvania for Aging Dams, Rehabilitation in Monroe County

05/20/2019
Today, representatives from Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Waterways Engineering and Wetlands Program toured Middle Dam along Sambo Creek in East Stroudsburg to highlight how the Wolf Administration's Restore Pennsylvania plan would comprehensively address aging dams across the commonwealth.

Wolf Administration Outlines Benefits of Restore Pennsylvania for Aging Dams, Rehabilitation in Monroe County

05/20/2019
Today, representatives from Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Waterways Engineering and Wetlands Program toured Middle Dam along Sambo Creek in East Stroudsburg to highlight how the Wolf Administration’s Restore Pennsylvania plan would comprehensively address aging dams across the commonwealth.

ADVISORY – MONROE COUNTY – MONDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Middle Dam in East Stroudsburg, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Could Help Communities Rehabilitate Dams

05/17/2019
On Monday, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff will join Monroe County and community leaders at Middle Dam along Sambo Creek near East Stroudsburg to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help communities fund rehabilitation projects for dams in need of repair.

Wolf Administration Expands Routes for Clean-Fuel Drivers

05/16/2019
Expanding routes for those who drive clean-fuel vehicles in Pennsylvania, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced grants for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the designation of 500 more miles of highway as “Alternative Fuel Corridors,” with compressed natural gas (CNG) or EV charging stations readily accessible.

Wolf Administration Tours Fishing Creek, Hosts Open House to Outline How Restore Pennsylvania Can Address Stream and Flooding Needs

05/16/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northcentral Regional Director Marcus Kohl today joined other state and county officials for a tour of Fishing Creek and a public open house to share information about working in streams impacted by flooding and erosion and discuss how Restore Pennsylvania can help communities dealing with the aftermath of flooding.

ADVISORY – FRIDAY – Pennsylvania to Host Falcon Banding Livestream Event

05/15/2019
Pennsylvania will host an educational livestream event featuring the banding of the Harrisburg falcon nestlings on Friday, May 17, 2019. To submit questions, visit DEP's Facebook page.

DEP Issues Draft Denial to Elcon Recycling Services, LLC for Waste Permit

05/15/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Notice of Intent to Deny to Elcon Recycling Services, LLC (Elcon) for its Phase II Part B commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility application. After completing a 10-month technical review of materials submitted by the company, DEP has found a number of outstanding deficiencies that remain unaddressed to DEP’s satisfaction.

ADVISORY – BENTON – THURSDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Fishing Creek to Outline How Restore Pennsylvania Can Address Stream and Flooding Needs

05/14/2019
On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Northcentral Regional Office will host two events to highlight how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal can address stream and flooding needs.

DEP Orders Energy Transfer to Restore Waterways It Impacted during Construction of Revolution Pipeline

05/14/2019
As part of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) ongoing investigation into the September 10, 2018, Revolution Pipeline explosion in Center Township, Beaver County, DEP today ordered ETC Northeast Pipeline LLC (ETC) to identify and restore or mitigate all streams and wetlands that it illegally eliminated or altered during the construction of the Revolution Pipeline.

DEP Cites Erie Coke for Numerous Unresolved Air Quality Violations

05/10/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today sent a letter notifying Erie Coke Corporation that its numerous unresolved air quality violations and its lack of intention or ability to comply have been placed on DEP’s Air Compliance Docket.

Wolf Administration Awards Funding to Cut Costs and Energy Consumption for Small Businesses

05/08/2019
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell announced the approval of nearly $1 million in new funding to help reduce costs, energy consumption, and waste for 201 small businesses statewide.

DEP Penalizes EQT for Well Site Violations in Allegheny County

05/06/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has collected $330,775 in civil penalties from EQT Production Company (EQT) for violations at its Prentice and Fetchen well sites in Forward Township, Allegheny County.

ADVISORY – LEBANON – THURSDAY – DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing Regarding Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority’s Permit Modification Application

05/03/2019
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing to answer questions and obtain comments from the public regarding a major permit modification application to expand the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority Landfill, located in North Lebanon and North Annville townships.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants to Support Clean Energy Vehicle Projects in Northeast Pennsylvania

04/26/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded over $727,000 in grants to four clean energy vehicle projects in northeast Pennsylvania that will help improve air quality and public health.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants to Support Clean Energy Vehicle Projects in Northwest Pennsylvania

04/26/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded over $187,000 in grants to three clean energy vehicle projects in northwest Pennsylvania that will help improve air quality and public health.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants to Support Clean Energy Vehicle Projects in Northcentral Pennsylvania

04/26/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded over $367,000 in grants to three clean energy vehicle projects in northcentral Pennsylvania that will help improve air quality and public health.

DEP Approves Expansion of Franklin County Landfill

04/25/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved IESI Blue Ridge Landfill’s permit application to expand its facility in Greene Township, Franklin County.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants to Support Clean Energy Vehicle Projects in Southwest Pennsylvania

04/25/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded over $1 million in grants for nine clean energy vehicle projects in southwest Pennsylvania that will help improve air quality and public health.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants to Support Clean Energy Vehicle Projects in Southeast Pennsylvania

04/25/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded over $628,000 in grants to four clean energy vehicle projects in southeast Pennsylvania that will help improve air quality and public health.

Wolf Administration Visits Solar Installation at GIANT Food Stores Headquarters

04/25/2019
Building on the Wolf Administration’s commitment to bolster solar energy in Pennsylvania, earlier today Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and officials from GIANT Food Stores dedicated the completion of a 625-kilowatt solar panel array at the company’s headquarters in Carlisle.

ADVISORY – CARLISLE – DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell Tours Solar Installation at GIANT Food Stores Headquarters

04/23/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will visit the recently installed solar panels at the headquarters of GIANT Food Stores in Carlisle on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Wolf Administration Participates in Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania with Earth Day Cleanup in Johnstown

04/23/2019
The Wolf Administration today joined in a cleanup of the Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail in Johnstown to highlight the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 9 Executive Thomas Prestash along with DEP and PennDOT employee volunteers collected trash along Stonycreek River.

ADVISORY – JOHNSTOWN – TUESDAY – Wolf Administration Highlights Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania with Earth Day Litter Cleanup

04/19/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 9 Executive Thomas Prestash will join DEP and PennDOT employee volunteers and local and county officials to clean up a section of the Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail to highlight the Wolf Administration’s commitment to the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania.

DEP Releases Report on Impaired Waterways in Pennsylvania, Stresses Need for Restore Pennsylvania for River Health

04/18/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released its 2018 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, which details the health of rivers, streams, and lakes across Pennsylvania. With the release of this biennial report, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell highlighted how Restore Pennsylvania can help clean up Pennsylvania’s polluted waterways.

DEP Will Soon Begin Control Work for Black Flies

04/18/2019
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin both aerial and backpack spraying on roughly 1,700 stream miles in 35 Pennsylvania counties to control black flies.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – THURSDAY – DEP to Release Report on Impaired Waterways in Pennsylvania and Role of Restore PA to Bring Back River Health

04/16/2019
​On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will release its 2018 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment report, which details river and stream health in Pennsylvania, including impaired waterways.

DEP Invites Comments on Draft Plan to Reduce Pollution and Improve Water Quality in Pennsylvania’s Part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

04/12/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites comments from residents, communities, farmers, and local government leaders on a draft plan to improve water quality in streams and rivers by removing nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution in the Susquehanna and Potomac watersheds.

DEP Announces PFAS Sampling Plan to Identify Possible Water Contamination

04/12/2019
As a part of the Wolf Administration’s efforts to address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced a statewide sampling plan to identify impacted drinking water supplies.
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