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Mid State Trail Tunnel Remains Closed While DCNR Searches for Funds for a Fix

By at June 26, 2013 | 12:21 pm | 0 Comment

Mid State Trail Tunnel Remains Closed While DCNR Searches for Funds for a Fix

Outdoors enthusiasts waiting patiently for the state to pony up emergency funding for repairs to the Poe Paddy Tunnel might want to stop holding their breath, lest they prefer turning a deep shade of blue. Fliers posted at either end of the closed tunnel advise that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking […]

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Circumventing Transparency: Pennsylvania’s Latest Shell Game to Protect Big Energy

By at May 28, 2013 | 10:05 am | 0 Comment

Circumventing Transparency: Pennsylvania’s Latest Shell Game to Protect Big Energy

David M. Jacobson wanted a transcript of a public hearing conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), May 2. The public meeting was to allow persons to discuss a proposal by National Gypsum and En-Tire Logistics to build a tire burner plant in Union County that would burn about 100 million pounds of […]

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Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources on its Way to Becoming Simply Dept. of Resources

By at October 9, 2012 | 11:15 am | 0 Comment

Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources on its Way to Becoming Simply Dept. of Resources

A bill in the Pennsylvania legislature has conservationists on high alert. House Bill 2224, some fear, will open the way to sale of public lands without the normal path through the courts. All they would have to do is declare the “parks, squares or similar uses and public buildings … no longer necessary or practicable.” […]

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Fines and Remediation: a Cost of Doing Business

By at February 14, 2012 | 7:00 am | 2 Comments

Fines and Remediation: a Cost of Doing Business

The state Department of Environmental Protection announced last week it had fined Chesapeake Appalachia LLC “$565,000 for multiple violations” in its Marcellus operations. Chesapeake Appalachia is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, an Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company which claims to be the nation’s second largest producer of natural gas. In Potter County, the company was […]

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DCNR to create new Marcellus monitoring group

By at October 7, 2011 | 10:17 am | 42 Comments

DCNR to create new Marcellus monitoring group

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is looking for someone to monitor, among other things, the “social implications” of Marcellus Shale drilling in state forests. “An example would be is it better to locate the well pad right along an existing forest road to prevent further forest fragmentation,” DCNR spokeswoman Christina Novak said […]

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