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Feb 17, 2015, 16:46 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Enhances Advisory Role in Conventional Oil and Gas Regulation Development

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a newly formed Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee (COGAC) to...

Jan 05, 2015, 10:32 ET

DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians that January is Radon Action Month

 January is National Radon Action Month, marking a time of increased public awareness for this serious health hazard. Radon is a colorless,...

Dec 30, 2014, 13:04 ET

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...

Dec 29, 2014, 11:23 ET

EPA Approves Pennsylvania DEP Water Quality Report

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pennsylvania's 2014 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, the...

Nov 24, 2014, 12:10 ET

DEP, Engineers' Society Announce Call for Presentations for Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania today announced a call for...

Nov 18, 2014, 13:14 ET

DEP Awards Nearly $3 Million for Two Abandoned Mine Reclamation Projects in Armstrong and Clearfield Counties

 The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded contracts totaling $2,952,000 for the Mudlick Abandoned Mine...

Nov 05, 2014, 12:59 ET

RACT Final Rulemaking Will Impose More Stringent Requirements to Protect Air Quality

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has revised its Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) final rulemaking...

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...