February 6, 2015

Feb. 9 PA Environment Digest Now Available

Feb. 9 PA Environment Digest Now Available.  Click Here To Print Entire Digest.

Motion Denied: Court Reconsideration Of Ruling On Transfer Of Oil & Gas Fund Monies
Commonwealth Court Tuesday denied an application by the PA Environmental Defense Foundation to reconsider its January 7 ruling upholding the state’s ability to shift funds out of DCNR’s Oil and Gas Fund to balance the state budget.

PUC: Act 13 Drilling Impact Fees Will Increase For Calendar 2014
The Act 13 drilling impact fees will increase for calendar year 2014 as a result of an increase in the average annual cost of natural gas, according to a notice published in the February 7 PA Bulletin by the Public Utility Commission.

Feb. 17 Citizens Advisory Council Meeting Features Underground Mining Impact Report
The February 17 DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting agenda will feature presentations on the 2008-2013 Act 54 Underground Mining Impact Report by the University of Pittsburgh, the author of the report, and DEP.

Registration Is Now Open For The 2015 Great American Cleanup Of PA
Keep PA Beautiful Tuesday announced registration is now open for the 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA which runs from Marcy 1 to May 31.

PG: Pennsylvania Removes More Dams Than Any Other State In 2014
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday Pennsylvania removed more dams in 2014 than any other state marking the 12th year in a row in the number one position.

Profile: St. Francis University Center For Watershed Research And Service
The Center for Watershed Research and Service at St. Francis University in Loretto, Cambria County was founded in 2011 with support from the Foundation of Pennsylvania Watersheds through the 2011 GenOn Energy Inc. settlement agreement.