April 11, 2014

April 14 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The April 14 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Click Here to print entire Digest.

PEC Western Pennsylvania Award Winners, Caren Glotfelty Lifetime Achievement Award
Three environmental protection and conservation programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $15,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for innovation and effectiveness in making a positive impact on the Western Pennsylvania environment.
In addition, PEC will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Caren Glotfelty, formerly the director of environment programs at the Heinz Endowments.  Earlier in her career, Glotfelty was the first deputy secretary for water management in the Department of Environmental Resources. Subsequently she held the Maurice K. Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resources at The Pennsylvania State University.

Jim Seif Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, Manko, Gold Wins Sustainability AwardThe PA Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section Thursday recognized former DEP Secretary and EPA Region III Administrator Jim Seif with its Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Section also recognized Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox with its first Law Office Sustainability Award.

Republicans, Democrats In Senate, House Join In Calling For A Natural Gas Severance Tax
Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and House held a press event Wednesday at the Capitol in Harrisburg urging the adoption of a natural gas severance tax to fund education, environmental programs and close gaps in the upcoming state budget.

DEP Submits White Paper To EPA On Regulating CO2 Emissions From Power Plants
On Thursday the Department of Environmental Protection submitted a white paper containing comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection suggesting a new framework for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act.