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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...

Mar 09, 2015, 14:43 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Revised Rulemaking Proposal for Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the latest draft revisions of the Environmental Protection Performance Standards...

Mar 03, 2015, 15:16 ET

Pennsylvania Governor's Budget Invests in Energy Development, Conservation of State Environmental and Recreational Resources

Governor Tom Wolf's 2015-16 Budget released today will make Pennsylvania an energy leader through new investments to take full and responsible...

Mar 02, 2015, 17:20 ET

DEP to Begin Online Live Video Stream of Harrisburg Falcons March 2

In what's become a sure sign that spring's not far away, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will begin the...

Mar 02, 2015, 17:16 ET

DEP Accepting Applications for Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel...

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...