April 17, 2015

April 20 PA Environment Digest Now Available


The April 20 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

DEP Sets Dates, Places For Hearings On Revised Chapter 78 Drilling Regulations
The Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday it has scheduled the three public hearings on proposed final Chapter 78 (conventional) and Chapter 78A (unconventional) drilling performance standard regulations. (formal notice)

House Committee Hearing On Chapter 78 Drilling Regulations Now On May 7
The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has now rescheduled a hearing on DEP’s handling of the proposed final version of the Chapter 78 (conventional) and 78A (Marcellus Shale) drilling regulations for May 7.

They’re At It Again: Bill Would Take Resources From Effective Pollution Reduction BMPs
Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) Tuesday again introduced legislation-- Senate Bill 724-- creating a significantly flawed RFP process that requires PennVEST to buy nutrient credits from a rigged process that favors manure treatment technology that does not count toward Pennsylvania’s pollution reduction milestone.  

April 20 Environmental Issues Forum Features Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA
The April 20 “Earth Day” Environmental Issues Forum hosted by the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee will feature a presentation by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Weis Markets Renews Support For Keep PA Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of PA
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful recently that Weis Markets, Inc., has renewed their partnership with Keep PA Beautiful as well as donated refreshments for registered participants of the Great American Cleanup of PA in select areas across the state.

Half Crude Oil Trains Bound For Refineries In Philadelphia Region
The Associated Press reported Sunday about half of the crude oil moved by rail in the United States is bound for refineries near Philadelphia; nearly 17 million barrels in January alone.

DCNR Warning Anglers, Others Of High Wildfire Danger
With the approach of Pennsylvania’s traditional statewide trout season opener on April 18, and a rash of recent wildfires, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is urging anglers, property owners and others to take steps to prevent forest and brush fires.

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PA Environment Digest is edited by David E. Hess, former Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and is published as a service of Crisci Associates.

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