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01 Jun, 2016, 16:16 ET Pennsylvania DEP Extends Comment Period for permits related to Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has extended the comment period on water obstruction and encroachment permits related...


11 May, 2016, 10:39 ET PA DEP Announces Training for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that training workshops will be held at six locations across the state this...


05 May, 2016, 12:50 ET Perdue AgriBusiness Granted Air Plan Approval for Lancaster County Soybean Oil Extraction Facility

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued an Air Plan Approval to Perdue AgriBusiness, LLC, for the construction...


03 May, 2016, 15:31 ET Pennsylvania State Environmental Officials Band, Inspect Harrisburg's Newest Young Peregrine Falcons

 Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) today banded and inspected the...


03 May, 2016, 09:59 ET Pennsylvania DEP Begins 2016 Ozone Forecasting

 This week Pennsylvania will begin ozone forecasting for 27 counties in Pennsylvania for the 2016 season. DEP monitors ambient ozone...


27 Apr, 2016, 11:38 ET Pennsylvania DEP Expands Particulate Matter Air Monitoring Network

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched an unprecedented expansion of the state's fine particulate matter...


05 Apr, 2016, 13:17 ET Pennsylvania DEP Reignites Initiative to Improve Effectiveness, Consistency of Inspections, Compliance and Enforcement Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is restarting a process to improve statewide consistency in the way DEP conducts...


21 Mar, 2016, 14:30 ET Fourteen Environmental Stewardship Projects Earn Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that 17 organizations involved in 14 projects from across the commonwealth will receive the prestigious...


14 Mar, 2016, 16:35 ET Registration Open for April 5 Peregrine Falcon Educator's Workshop

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites teachers, non-formal educators, homeschoolers and youth group and scout leaders to attend...


08 Mar, 2016, 11:40 ET Pennsylvania DEP Awards Contract to Reclaim Long-Abandoned Ehrenfeld Mine Site in Cambria County

 The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded a $13,455,319 competitively bid contract to Rosebud Mining Company...


04 Mar, 2016, 12:47 ET Pennsylvania DEP GO-TIME Initiative Makes Bidding Process Electronic, Saves Money

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched the first phase of a new electronic bidding process for DEP construction...


18 Feb, 2016, 15:11 ET DEP Offers Grants to Support Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging Pennsylvanian business and community leaders to be better caretakers...


18 Feb, 2016, 11:18 ET Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Presents Report, Top 12 Recommendations to Governor Tom Wolf

 In its report to Governor Tom Wolf, the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force identified a dozen top recommendations, along with a broader set of...


12 Feb, 2016, 10:31 ET Live Feed of Harrisburg's Famous Peregrine Falcons Returns Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Love is in the air in Harrisburg as the city's famous pair of peregrine falcons have returned to their nest on the 15th floor ledge of the Rachel...


08 Feb, 2016, 15:49 ET Pennsylvania Water Systems Not the Cause of Lead Exposure

 An analysis of public water systems in Pennsylvania cities with high lead exposure rates shows that drinking water is not the source of the...


03 Feb, 2016, 12:20 ET PA Environmental Quality Board Passes Updates to Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations

 The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB), an independent board responsible for adopting environmental regulations, passed the...


02 Feb, 2016, 09:13 ET Restored EPA Funding to Help Pennsylvania Farmers Meet Watershed Goals

On the strength of the commonwealth's rebooted strategy to improve clean water in the Susquehanna River watershed, extending into the Chesapeake...


12 Jan, 2016, 11:49 ET Pennsylvania DEP's 2015 Accomplishments Focused on Innovation to Help Restore the Capacity of the Agency that Protects Pennsylvania's Air, Land, Water, and Public Health

 Under the Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has worked to use innovation to help restore the...


06 Jan, 2016, 12:29 ET Pennsylvania DEP Sends Final Oil and Gas Rules to Environmental Quality Board

 The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) transmitted the final "Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and...


05 Jan, 2016, 10:24 ET Pennsylvania Residents Urged to Test Homes for Radon

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged all Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon, a deadly radioactive gas that's the...


14 Dec, 2015, 13:06 ET Endocrine Disruptors and Pathogens and Parasites Likely Causes for Smallmouth Bass Population Decline in Susquehanna River

Based on a multi-agency, multi-year study of one of the most complex river systems in Pennsylvania, the two most likely causes for the population...


11 Dec, 2015, 09:52 ET PA DEP Offers Rebates for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering rebates to Pennsylvania residents to assist with the cost of purchasing an...


10 Dec, 2015, 15:00 ET Pennsylvania DEP Accepting Applications for 2016 Governor's Award for Environmental Protection

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions,...


02 Dec, 2015, 15:33 ET Pennsylvania DEP Announces Additional Pipeline Taskforce Meeting

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is announcing an additional meeting for the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force to...


23 Nov, 2015, 15:19 ET Pennsylvania DEP Fines Chesapeake Appalachia $1.4 Million for Stream Impacts Caused by Well Pad Landslide

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (CALLC) has agreed to a Consent Order and...