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May 19, 2015, 15:45 ET

Pennsylvania Marks 20th Anniversary of Signing of Land Recycling Laws

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a new video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of Pennsylvania's...

May 12, 2015, 09:38 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Continues the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the continuation of Pennsylvania's Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, which...

May 05, 2015, 12:45 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Celebrates National Drinking Water Week

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is celebrating National Drinking Water Week from May 3 to May 9. DEP encourages Pennsylvanians to...

May 04, 2015, 11:31 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Begins Helicopter Spraying to Control Black Flies

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has begun aerial spraying on more than 1,600 stream miles in 36 Pennsylvania counties to...

May 01, 2015, 10:38 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Awards $2.05 Million in West Nile Virus Grants to 25 Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded $2.05 million in West Nile Virus Control grants to 25 counties. West Nile Virus...

Apr 27, 2015, 16:51 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Air Quality Awareness Week

Pennsylvania will join states across the nation this week in recognizing April 27 through May 1 as Air Quality Awareness Week. "As we continue to...

Apr 23, 2015, 13:30 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Awards 110 Grants for Environmental Education and Stewardship

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded $304,137 in environmental education grants to 110 schools, universities, non-profit...

Apr 21, 2015, 14:38 ET

DEP Study Reveals Lyme Disease Risk In All 67 Counties of Pennsylvania

 For the first time, blacklegged (deer) ticks have now been observed in all 67 counties of Pennsylvania, according to researchers at The...

Apr 20, 2015, 11:32 ET

New Data Reveals Increase in Emissions from Natural Gas Drilling Operations as Activity Increases, Reporting Requirements Expand

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the 2013 air emissions inventory for the natural gas drilling industry that shows...

Apr 15, 2015, 11:40 ET

DEP Announces Dates and Locations for Public Hearings to Discuss Revisions to Chapter 78 and 78a

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the dates and locations for three public hearings to discuss revisions...

Apr 14, 2015, 15:28 ET

DEP Encourages Pennsylvanians to Participate in Local Cleanups for Earth Month

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages all Pennsylvanians to participate in a local cleanup or beautification event as...

Apr 07, 2015, 16:46 ET

DEP renews Keystone Landfill's Operating Permit

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today renewed the operating permit for Keystone Sanitary Landfill in the boroughs of...

Apr 07, 2015, 13:12 ET

Pennsylvania DEP's Live Webcast of Peregrine Falcon Banding Set for May 21

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers, and non-formal...

Apr 06, 2015, 14:43 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Extends Public Comment Period, Schedules More Public Hearings to Review Revised Rulemaking Proposal for Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing more opportunity for the public to comment on revisions to the...

Apr 01, 2015, 16:47 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Begins to Collect Monthly Natural Gas Production Data

In an effort to increase efficiency and consistency, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) now collects natural gas production data from...

Mar 23, 2015, 15:00 ET

DEP Opens Comment Period for Proposed Technical Guidance Documents on Riparian Buffers in Pennsylvania

The Department of Environmental Protection invites land developers, local governments, environmental consultants, and the general public to comment...

Mar 23, 2015, 10:41 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Announces the Members of the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee (COGAC)

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the members of the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee (COGAC). COGAC's...

Mar 17, 2015, 09:30 ET

Departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Respond to EPA Assessment of Pennsylvania's Animal Agriculture Program

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) assessment of Pennsylvania's animal agriculture program acknowledges the need for continued...

Mar 12, 2015, 09:15 ET

Pennsylvania Celebrates National Groundwater Awareness Week

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages all Pennsylvanians to protect public health and the environment by honoring National...

Mar 11, 2015, 18:10 ET

DEP Announces the Members of the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board (TAB)

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the members of the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board (TAB). TAB's mission...