September 20, 2013

Sept. 23 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The Sept. 23 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Click Here to print the entire Digest.

PEC Publishes First In-Depth Interview With Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo

The September issue of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Forum newsletter features an interview with DEP Acting Secretary Chris Abruzzo who shares his thoughts on a wide variety of environmental issues facing the Commonwealth.
Friday, Gov. Corbett formally nominated Abruzzo for Secretary of DEP and Ellen Ferretti was nominated for DCNR Secretary.
The interview covers issues like: MS4 stormwater management, integrated water resource planning, combined sewer overflows and implementing Total Maximum Daily Load plans, the role of green infrastructure in meeting water quality goals, follow up on recommendations from the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission report, using mine drainage for frack water, giving a grade to Pennsylvania’s drilling regulation program and more.
Click Here to read the interview.  
The newsletter contains a dozen other articles about initiatives the PA Environmental Council is involved in including--
-- A video update on legislative and regulatory activities related to Marcellus Shale development in the state;
-- A video update on promoting forgotten Monongahela River Towns;
-- Philadelphia’s $1 billion bet on green infrastructure; and
For more information, visit the PA Environmental Council website.