January 16, 2015

Jan. 19 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The Jan. 19 PA Environment Digest Is Now Available.  Click Here To Print Entire Digest.

Gov.-Elect Wolf Names John Quigley-DEP, Cindy Dunn-DCNR, Redding-Agriculture
Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf announced his appointment of John Quigley as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, Cindy Dunn as Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary and Russell Redding as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

Jan. 20 Is Inauguration Day: What Tom Wolf Said He Would Do On Environmental Issues
With the inauguration of Tom Wolf as Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor on January 20, it’s a good time to look back at what he promised to do environmental issues during the campaign.

Conewango Creek Named Pennsylvania’s 2015 River of the Year
Rich in aquatic life and home to at least two rare fish species, the Conewango Creek in northwestern Pennsylvania has been voted the 2015 Pennsylvania River of the Year.

DEP Publishes Final Enforcement Guidance For Oil And Gas Operations
DEP published notice of final technical guidance relating to Standards and Guidelines for Identifying, Tracking and Resolving Oil and Gas Violations in the January 17 PA Bulletin.  A comment/response document was also posted Friday.

PA Environmental Council, PennFuture Comment On Obama Methane Proposal
The PA Environmental Council and PennFuture both commented on President Obama proposed methane emission reduction proposal announced this week.

Analysis: Pennsylvania Isn’t Cleaning Up Our Streams, Reclaiming Our Abandoned Mines Quickly Enough To Meet Our Obligations
Pennsylvania has 19,761 miles of streams polluted by abandoned mine drainage, agricultural and stormwater runoff and over 37,761 acres of lakes that do not meet water quality standards, according to DEP’s latest water quality assessment report.

Special 2014 Accomplishments Edition, Jan. 14 Resource Newsletter From DCNR
The January 14 edition of the Resource newsletter is now available from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources featuring special articles on accomplishments during 2014 divided in the major goals of the agency.