Pennsylvania natural gas industry hindered by regulatory processes

Pennsylvania natural gas industry hindered by regulatory processes

The Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Environmental Resource and Energy Committee held a joint hearing Wednesday morning on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry, where they heard from industry insiders on the difficulties they face in dealing with Pennsylvania’s regulatory environment.

Pennsylvania has grown to be the second in natural gas production behind Texas, according Policy Committee Chairman Sen. David Argall (R-Berks). 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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DEP floats fee increase to pay for enhanced water quality monitoring

DEP floats fee increase to pay for enhanced water quality monitoring

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday that its rulemaking arm—the Environmental Quality Board—will be examining a proposal at its Wednesday meeting to increase fees for new and amended water permits and implement annual fees for community water systems, non-community water systems, and bottled, vended, retail and bulk water suppliers in order to hire more water quality inspectors.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Acting DEP Secretary to get confirmation hearing

Acting DEP Secretary to get confirmation hearing

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee announced Friday it has scheduled a long-awaited confirmation hearing for currently Acting Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, Patrick McDonnell.

Friday, May 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Department of Environmental Protection gives final approval to PA pipeline project

Department of Environmental Protection gives final approval to PA pipeline project

The Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that it has awarded final approval to the PA Pipeline Project/Mariner East 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Pennsylvania’s southwestern counties to a Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook, Delaware County.

 

The entire pipeline is a $2.5 billion infrastructure project anticipated to support over 15,000 jobs annually over a two year-period and ultimately have $150 million annual economic impact on the Pennsylvania economy once completed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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DEP accepting applications for Commonwealth’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program

DEP accepting applications for Commonwealth’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program

Around 900,000 small businesses now have access to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as part of its Small Business Advantage Grant Program, the department announced Monday.

This program awards small businesses that take up equipment or processes that bolster pollution prevention and/or energy efficient projects. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
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