Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Air quality plan approval granted by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Department of Environmental Protection approved an air quality plan approval for Moxie Freedom Energy LLC of Virginia to construct and operate a 1050-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Salem Township, Luzerne County.
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State agency to hold public meeting on mine-fire reclamation project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said on Thursday that it will hold a public information session on its Powderly Creek Northeast Underground Mine Fire Reclamation project, set to begin soon in Carbondale in Lackawanna County.
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Penn State team releases report on effects of climate change in Pennsylvania

A multidisciplinary team from Penn State University released a report on the impact of climate change on Aug. 27 that shows the state is facing high summer temperatures, severe storms and changes to water quality and agriculture.
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Pennsylvania DEP approves plan to fix sewer overflows in Johnstown

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced that it has approved the City of Johnstown’s Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Abatement Plan, which was created as per the terms of a July 2010 Consent Order and Agreement.
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Congressman: High court ruling a good start toward reining in EPA

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) issued a statement on Tuesday in response to the Supreme Court’s decision against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule, calling it a launching point rather than an ultimate victory.
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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recognizes 20th anniversary of Land Recycling Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a video on Tuesday to honor the 20th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s land recycling laws, featuring Gov. Tom Wolf and former Gov. Tom Ridge, who signed them into law in 1995.
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EPA installs data-driven park bench to monitor Philadelphia air

Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park, in concert with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), installed a unique, high-tech bench Tuesday that informs the public of weather and air quality measurement.
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State adds 15 days to comment period for oil and gas well site performance standards revisions

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Monday the extension of the public comment period for revisions to oil and gas well site standards, as well as the addition of three public hearings.
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Penn. DEP gives Allegheny municipalities more time to explore green options

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority customers have 18 more months on consent orders and agreements.
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Public hearing held on Purdue Grain and Oil Seed Facility

Pennsylvania DEP sought public feedback on proposed Conoy Township project.
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EPA grants Tetra Tech $20 million research contract

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) recently granted Tetra Tech, Inc. a five-year, $20 million contract that will enable Tetra Tech to evaluate, test and report on biological, chemical, radiological and other potentially contaminating agents.
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