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Jul 28, 2015, 09:23 ET

DEP Accepting Applications for Small Business Advantage Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today invites manufacturers, retailers, service providers, agricultural businesses, and other...

Jul 23, 2015, 14:47 ET

PA Officials Reiterate Commitment to Clean Water, Chesapeake Bay Cleanup at Executive Council Meeting

In Washington, DC, today, PA Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Reading...

Jul 10, 2015, 13:27 ET

DEP Lifts Drought Watch for 37 Counties Across PA

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today lifted the drought watch declaration for 37 counties throughout Pennsylvania, based on...

Jun 19, 2015, 18:47 ET

PDA, DEP, DOH Advise Consumers that a Recent Production Run of Niagara Bottled Spring Water may be Contaminated with Microbial Pathogens

The Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection (DEP), and Health are advising consumers that spring water bottled by Niagara...

Jun 17, 2015, 09:09 ET

PA DEP Expands Drought Watch from 27 to 37 Counties

 Despite several recent precipitation events, portions of Pennsylvania continue to have below-average precipitation, below-average groundwater...

Jun 16, 2015, 13:06 ET

DEP Assesses $8.9 million Civil Penalty Against Range Resources for Failure to Repair Leaking Gas Well

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has notified Range Resources-Appalachia, LLC, of Fort Worth, TX that it intends to...

Jun 08, 2015, 09:44 ET

Pennsylvania DEP Solicits Comments on Draft Revised Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites local governments, engineers, environmental groups, and the general public to comment on...

May 29, 2015, 16:18 ET

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquito Sample Detected in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health are reporting the confirmation of the first 2015 detections of West Nile...

May 29, 2015, 12:17 ET

DEP's New Public Comment Policy Enhances Public Participation, Transparency

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced improvements for public participation and transparency through a new online...

May 26, 2015, 15:38 ET

27 Pennsylvania Counties Remain in Drought Watch

Despite the recent precipitation events, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is maintaining a drought watch for 27 counties across...

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...