April 10, 2015

April 13 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The April 13 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

DEP Adds 15 Days, 3 Public Hearings To Solicit Comments On Chapter 78 Drilling Regs
The Department of Environmental Protection Monday extended the comment period to 45 days  and scheduled three public hearings on proposed final Chapter 78 (conventional) and Chapter 78A (unconventional) drilling performance standard regulations.

Prepare For EPA Action If PA Does Not Meet 2017 Stream Cleanup Milestones
Pennsylvania has 627 days (as of April 13) to put the best management practices on the ground needed to eliminate 10 million pounds of nitrogen and 212 million pounds of sediment from going into our rivers and streams to meet the 2017 Chesapeake Bay cleanup milestones.
If Pennsylvania does not catch up on meeting the 2013 milestones and meet the next milestones in 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to impose additional pollution reduction requirements, or backstops, directly.  These measures, determined by EPA, would include--

CBF-PA Response To AG Report: Manure Technology Does Not Solve Pollution Problems
Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued this statement Friday following the public release of Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s 7-page “Special Report on the Importance of Meeting Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets.”

Keep PA Beautiful: Still Time Left To Enter Great American Cleanup of PA Video Contest
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is seeking creative, original video of people making their communities clean and beautiful through the Great American Cleanup of PA.
To participate, send Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful a 2-minute video of your Great American Cleanup of PA event showing individuals, groups, children, and adults having fun improving the local community. Be sure to mention the 2015 Great American Cleanup of PA in your video.

Consol Meets All Center For Sustainable Shale Development Performance Standards
The Center for Sustainable Shale Development Tuesday announced it has certified CONSOL Energy’s Appalachian Basin operations as having successfully completed the Center’s rigorous evaluation and verification process.

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