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PA DEP Gives $150,000 to Gas Industry Group to Study Drilling

Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded the Shale Alliance for Energy Research (SAFER PA) a $150,000 non-competitive grant for “independent research regarding natural gas drilling”.  The money comes from a portion of last year’s state budget … Continue reading

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PA DEP Extends Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program is being extended.  The program will provide the rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery vehicles, or until December 31st.   The … Continue reading

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Speeding Up the Pre-Application Process for the DEP

Last week the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) unveiled a new electronic tool for the pre-application process.  The tool, entitled Permit Application Consultation Tool (PACT), was designed to make the process more efficient.  According to the DEP, the tool … Continue reading

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Environmentally Friendly Electronics

Electronics are known to have huge negative impacts on the environment.  Researchers from Istituto Officina dei Materiali at CNR and from the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste (SISSA) may have found a way to make more environmentally friendly … Continue reading

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Permit Decision Guarantee

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett issued Executive Order 2012-11.  This order was aimed towards the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and required the implementation of a Permit Decision Guarantee.  The order provided the following steps to achieve the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania DEP Offers Green Grants

October 5, 2012 through October 26, 2012 the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) accepted applications for four green grants under the 2012 Growing Greener Plus grant proposal. The four separate awards are for the Watershed Protection grants, Surface Mining … Continue reading

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The Beneficial Aspects of Recycling Coal Ash

 The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act (H.R. 2273) was successfully passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday October 14.  The bill was sponsored and introduced in the House by Rep. David McKinley from West Virginia on June … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Issues Technical Air Quality Permitting Documents

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection submitted technical guidance documents for public review and comment to the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Tuesday, October 12.  The technical documents concern new sources of stationary air emissions and whether the “air aggregation” determinations are … Continue reading

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PADEP Undergoes Major Reorganization

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) released a statement on September 20th, stating the details of a major reorganization within the agency.  The agency plans to return to its core mission of “protecting the environment while improving efficiency and … Continue reading

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DEP Accepting Applications for Watershed Protection Funding

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced on July 1st, 2011 that they will be accepting applications for grant funding.  More specifically, funding is available for watershed protection and restoration and Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) projects.  … Continue reading

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