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Oct 07, 2014, 10:04 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Seeks $4.5 Million Penalty from EQT Production Company for Major Pollution Incident in Tioga County

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has filed a complaint with the state Environmental Hearing Board...

Oct 02, 2014, 14:56 ET

Pennsylvania DEP to Begin Accepting Applications for 2015 Environmental Education Grants Oct. 6

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today invited schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit...

Sep 24, 2014, 10:42 ET

DEP Reminds Students to Submit Their Entry in the National Radon Poster Contest

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged Pennsylvania students, ages nine to 14, to enter a national radon poster...

Sep 22, 2014, 13:24 ET

Pennsylvania Commits to Action Plan to Improve State Waters and Chesapeake Bay

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced its commitment work with bay partners and interested stakeholders to develop...

Sep 18, 2014, 15:00 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Range Resources $4.15 Million for Violating Environmental Regulations

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has signed a wide-ranging consent order and agreement with Range Resources...

Sep 17, 2014, 13:48 ET

DEP Announces Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board Meeting to be Available Online

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board's (TAB) meeting on Thursday, Sept....

Sep 12, 2014, 11:28 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Listening Session on EPA Proposal to Lower Emissions from Existing Power Plants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session to obtain public input on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's...

Sep 08, 2014, 12:26 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Reminds Citizens that Sept. 9 is "Protect Your Groundwater Day"

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages the public to protect public health and the environment by honoring "Protect Your...

Sep 03, 2014, 15:00 ET

PA DEP Reminds Citizens of Important Autumn Advisories

 Autumn is less than a month away and DEP would like to remind citizens about important precautions to take as they are closing their pools and...

Aug 08, 2014, 09:41 ET

DEP Awards Grants to Restore, Protect Pennsylvania's Coastal Zones

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $750,000 in annual coastal zone management grants to organizations...

Aug 04, 2014, 15:00 ET

DEP Awards $1.4 Million to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for Litter and Illegal Dumping Initiatives

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep...

Jul 24, 2014, 11:00 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue...

Jul 22, 2014, 12:40 ET

Auditor General Performance Report Validates Pennsylvania DEP's Work Regarding Unconventional Gas Drilling Activities

The Auditor General's Office today released the Special Audit of DEP's Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas...

Jul 14, 2014, 14:00 ET

DEP Awards $1.66 Million to Clean Streams Foundation for Abandoned Mine Drainage

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.66 million grant to the Clean Streams Foundation, Inc. (CSF)...

Jun 23, 2014, 14:32 ET

DEP Offers Online Refresher Training Program for X-Ray Equipment Operators

The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has partnered with a professor of health physics from Bloomsburg University to...

Jun 13, 2014, 11:26 ET

New Oil and Gas Permit Fees to go Into Effect June 14

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) adopted a final rulemaking increasing...

May 21, 2014, 14:22 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Releases 2013 Susquehanna River Study Report

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the 2013 Susquehanna River Sampling Report, detailing the latest results from the...

May 21, 2014, 11:34 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Citizens' Advisory Council Releases 2013 Annual Report, Invites New Members

The Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released its annual report detailing activities and...

May 19, 2014, 15:34 ET

Registration Deadline Extended for Public Hearings on Emissions Reduction Proposal in Allegheny, Dauphin, and Montgomery Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) has extended the registration...

May 16, 2014, 14:44 ET

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquito Detected

The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health today reported the first detection in 2014 of a West Nile Virus-carrying...