Tagged : pennsylvania-department-of-environmental-protection

Pennsylvania still accepting home heating rebate applications

September 15th, 2010

Pennsylvania families interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home heating systems can still apply for rebates to cover a portion of the costs, although they should do so quickly while limited funds are still available, state officials say.

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‘Do Not Eat’ advisory lifted for fish caught in 2 Pennsylvania lakes

June 18th, 2010

Pennsylvania’s departments of Environmental Protection and Health, and the Fish and Boat Commission have announced that the “Do Not Eat” consumption advisory for all species of fish taken from Pymatuning Reservoir and Tamarack Lake in Crawford County will remain in effect while officials continue to probe the cause of large fish kills in the two water bodies.

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Oil company will pay for air quality violations

January 12th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Sunoco Refining and Marketing has been fined $173,310 for air quality violations at its petroleum refinery in Marcus Hook, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Some of the violations were reported by the oil company, while others turned up during inspections.

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Pennsylvania DEP releases new climate assessment report

July 8th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

Pennsylvania faces a future in which warmer temperatures may hamper the ability of some crops to thrive, cooling costs for buildings will rise and heating costs could fall, according to a report released today by the Department of Environmental Protection.

“Climate change is long-term variations to daily weather patterns,” DEP Secretary John Hanger said in a statement. “Those variations can have positive and negative effects on various sectors of everyday life. This report presents an assessment of how climate change could potentially affect such things as human health, wildlife, recreation, agriculture, tourism and the economy in Pennsylvania for the rest of the 21st Century.”

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Local Pa. governments get funds to fight greenhouse gases, climate change

March 6th, 2009

Photo: © 2003 Swarthmore Borough
The Borough of Swarthmore is a Pennsylvania Clean Energy Community and the top-ranked Green Power Partner in the state according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

From Green Right Now reports

Pennsylvania is pumping nearly $300,000 into seven municipalities to fund their efforts to slow, reduce and stop greenhouse gas emissions, the state announced today. The investment was made through the Department of Environmental Protection’s Local Government Greenhouse Gas Pilot Grant Program.

The grants went to municipalities in Allegheny, Bucks, Butler, Centre, Crawford and Delaware County counties.

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