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House passes conventional oil and gas industry bill

June 6, 2018The Bradford Era

Mark Cline almost has a reason to cheer … but not quite yet. On Tuesday, the oilman of Cline Oil of Bradford welcomed news that the House passed,111-84, bill 2154 that would re-enact the Oil and Gas Act of 1984...

IN FOCUS: East Coast Greenway and Clean Air Run

May 21, 2018PHL17 In Focus

The East Coast Greenway is a 3,000 mile biking and walking route linking major cities in the United States from Maine to Florida – and is, of course, located right in our Tri-State area. Twenty-five million people are located within...

Penn State’s Master Watershed Steward Program praised by state

May 2, 2018Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program recently received recognition from the state for its efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s water quality. The program was a recipient of a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by...

Lawmakers mull support for nuclear industry

April 26, 2018StateImpact 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....

Learning to protect the Earth

April 26, 2018Associated Press

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) – A local environmental project is capturing attention along with pollutants. The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association won a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award this spring for its project to capture and filter stormwater runoff on General McLane School...

Walking trail planned at Lowber mine drainage treatment system

April 23, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Walking around the six settling ponds and wetlands in Lowber should be easier this fall after the watershed group managing the mine drainage treatment system builds a trail around the Sewickley Township site. The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association hopes to...

Learning to protect the Earth

April 22, 2018Erie Times-News

EDINBORO — A local environmental project is capturing attention along with pollutants. The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association won a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award this spring for its project to capture and filter stormwater runoff on General McLane School District grounds....

Laurel Ridge braces for climate change

April 20, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Atop Laurel Ridge in eastern Westmoreland County, a strategically placed pile of crushed limestone serves as a low-tech measure to keep acid rain from getting into Rock Run — and then Linn Run, which feeds into Loyalhanna Creek. “We’re dealing...

Edinboro Lake Watershed Association receive environmental project award

April 20, 2018Erie Reader

The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association (ELWA) will receive $5,000 from Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, and the Pittsburgh Environmental Council (PEC) for its work in identifying and reducing pollutants from impacting Edinboro Lake. The ELWA is a...

PPL Employees Participate in Earth Day Tree Planting

April 20, 2018NorthCentralPA.com

Members of PPL Electric Utilities’ vegetation management group assisted approximately 80 other volunteers in an Earth Day tree planting Friday, April 20, 2018 in the Weiser State Forest. The planting was arranged by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the Bureau of...