May 9, 2014

May 12 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The May 12 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Click Here to Print The Entire PA Environment Digest.

DEP Now Accepting Applications For Growing Greener Watershed Restoration Grants
The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for watershed protection and restoration grants under the Growing Greener Plus Program.  The deadline for applications is July 11.  (formal notice)

PA Environmental Council Q/A With Candidates For Governor On The Environment
Tuesday, May 20 is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania!  To help inform this important election, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council invited all Republican and Democratic candidates on the ballot to share their views on the most challenging environmental issues facing the Commonwealth today.

Sen. Stack Outlines Marcellus Shale Severance Tax, Gas Well Regulation Legislation
Senator and Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) and former DEP Secretary John Hanger outlined new Marcellus Shale drilling legislation Tuesday they said will restore the trust in Pennsylvania’s environmental oversight and provide new revenue for schools and protection of natural resources.

DEP Releases First-Ever Oil & Gas Annual Report, New Video
The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday released the 2013 Oil and Gas Annual Report, along with a video highlighting the important work and professionalism of the dedicated members of DEP’s Oil and Gas Program staff.

DEP Citizens Advisory Council Agenda: Natural Gas, Carbon Emissions, Water Quality
The agenda for the May 21 DEP Citizens Advisory Council includes presentations and discussion about the 2012 natural gas emissions inventory, DEP comments on EPA’s carbon emission reduction rule and the 2014 Water Quality Assessment Report.