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Organizers announce name, path of Blawnox trail

July 5, 2017Trib Live

Organizers of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to be opened in Blawnox next month have announced the name and a dedicated course. Dubbed the Allegheny Valley Trail, the section will primarily use Pine Street to make its way through Blawnox....

Bill to give legislature extra regulatory power moves forward in Pa.

June 30, 2017Philadelphia Business Journal

A bill progressing through the legislature would curtail some of the governor’s power to issue regulations. The measure is controversial — particularly among environmental groups. It would require the governor get approval from the legislature on any resolution that costs...

Pa. Senate passes bill to give Legislature power to kill costly regulations

June 30, 2017Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State regulations expected to cost businesses and governments more than $1 million annually would need to get the General Assembly’s endorsement before they could take effect, under a bill the Pennsylvania Senate passed on Tuesday. Senate Bill 561 would revise...

Evergreen Conservancy receives award

June 7, 2017Indiana Gazette

The Evergreen Conservancy recently received the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for its work on the Tanoma Passive Abandoned Mine Discharge Remediation Trompe. It was one of 21 organizations in the state representing...

​Three Mile Island Closure Portends Nuke Energy Battle In Pa.

June 5, 2017Law360

Law360, Philadelphia (June 5, 2017, 4:02 PM EDT) — Clean energy advocates are alarmed that Exelon‘s recently announced plans to shutter its Three Mile Island nuclear plant in 2019 will boost carbon emissions, and the move could provoke a fight...

Rosebud Mining receives environmental award for Cambria County project

May 24, 2017Somerset Daily American [paywall]

Rosebud Mining Co., which owns coal-producing sites in both Cambria and Somerset counties, became a 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award winner for a three-year reclamation project. The project, which began in August, has the Kittanning-based coal company remediating and reclaiming...

DCNR secretary visits with conservationists at Laurel Hill

April 28, 2017Daily American (Somerset)

A crowd of conservationists entered Lakeside Lodge at Scenic View at Laurel Hill Friday morning in “a raucous fervor.” State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Park Manager Mike Mumau approvingly described the energy at the event, which was dubbed...

Langerholc Announces Environmental Award for School District

April 28, 2017Gant News

HARRISBURG – Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35) proudly announced that West Branch Area School District in Clearfield County has been selected to receive a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awardees were recently recognized at an event hosted by the...

StateImpact PA: Lawmakers mull support for nuclear industry

April 27, 2017StateImpact Pennsylvania

State lawmakers have begun discussing ways to shore up Pennsylvania’s struggling nuclear power industry, while maintaining a reliable electric grid and low prices for consumers. That was the focus of a meeting Wednesday of the new, bipartisn Nuclear Energy Caucus....

West Rockhill Supports Regional Trail Plan

April 26, 2017News-Herald (Montgomery Co.)

WEST ROCKHILL >> Almost 400 towns, including West Rockhill, are part of the Circuit. A resolution supporting the Circuit Trails and its goal of building 180 more miles of trails by 2025, bringing the Circuit Trails to 500 miles, was...

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