PA Agriculture Secretary Issues Statement on 2018 Federal Farm Bill’s Introduction in U.S. House

Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for the initial release of a draft federal Farm Bill, legislation that provides funding and guidelines for farm and food programs in the United States. While noting the challenges of crafting such a wide-ranging piece of legislation, Redding said the bill […]

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DEP to Host Public Hearing on Brunner Island Draft Discharge Permit

​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing to collect comments on the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued to Brunner Island LLC. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Union Fire Company, 201 […]

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DEP Seeks Public Comment on Draft Final Methane General Permits

​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting public comments on the draft final general permits (GP) that address methane emissions and other air pollutants from unconventional well sites and from midstream and natural gas transmission facilities. The additional comment period is opening to provide the opportunity for public comment on the […]

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Interfaith Protesters Call for Investment in PA Solar Jobs

By: Andrea Sears PHILADELPHIA, – Interfaith protests and arrests marked the week before Easter as clergy and congregants demanded investment in a clean-energy grid for Philadelphia’s low-income communities. Twenty-five people with the Power Local Green Jobs campaign were arrested for acts of peaceful civil disobedience over three days this week as they demanded more investment in local […]

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Environmental Groups Sue to Close EPA Loophole

By: Andrea Sears Harrisburg, Pa. – Clean-air advocates want the federal courts to stop a new rule that would allow major polluters to turn their pollution controls off. Since 1990, the Clean Air Act has required major sources of pollution to reduce their emissions by the maximum amount possible. But, according to Tomas Carbonell, director […]

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Comment Period on Delaware Watershed Fracking Regulations Ending

The Delaware River watershed provides drinking water to 17 million people. (Perkons/Pixabay)   HARRISBURG, Pa. – The period for submitting written comments on the Delaware River Basin Commission’s draft natural-gas drilling regulations ends Friday. Environmental groups are enthusiastically supporting the commission’s proposal to ban all high-volume hydraulic fracturing in shale within the boundaries of the […]

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Eastern Panhandle Pipeline Expansion Raises Concerns

A TransCanada pipeline extension is the subject of protests from Pennsylvania through Maryland to West Virginia. It would enter Maryland just west of Hancock. (Stacy Miller) March 28, 2018 BALTIMORE – A natural-gas pipeline expansion that would run from Pennsylvania through Maryland and into West Virginia is raising concerns about its potential environmental impact. TransCanada […]

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