Emerald Ash Borer monitoring across Pennsylvania
Rate caps that have kept the price of electricity relatively low are expiring in 2010 and 2011. Depending on which utility company provides your electricity, your rate cap protection may have already expired.
The recent eruption of a Marcellus shale gas well in Clearfield County, Pa., has triggered investigations by state agencies. A Penn State Cooperative Extension water specialist said it also should remind Pennsylvanians that drilling can impact surrounding water resources, and well owners near any drill sites should take steps to monitor their drinking water.
Most people have no concept about how much water they use in their homes, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Proposed changes to Pennsylvania's water quality standards regulating total dissolved solids (TDS) moved a step closer to becoming law after a decision made by the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) on June 17, 2010. The new effluent standards for wastewater discharges will affect the state's oil and gas industries and other water users. The regulations now go to the Pennsylvania Senate and House environment committees and then to the Attorney General’s office.
Legislation enacted in May requires well operators to provide production data to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on a semi-annual basis. The legislation also requires production data to be made public, eliminating the previous 5-year confidentiality period.
A recent case in federal district court in western Pennsylvania denied the motion of Range Resources to dismiss a lawsuit for breach of a gas lease contract. The case will continue to mediation this summer.
You need to be aware that Pennsylvania enacted a law in December 2004 called the "Responsible Utility Customer Protection Act (RUCPA)," which enables utility companies to shut off utility services under certain circumstances.
Harrisburg – Pesticide applicators and users should make responsible decisions and use pesticides and pest management alternatives in a safe, proper and legal manner, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. “We enjoy an abundant food supply, in part because of the responsible use of pesticides in Pennsylvania,” said Redding. “Through the state’s licensing and continuing education process, we can ensure those who apply pesticides are using the most up-to-date methods available.”
When a private water well is tested, sometimes the report may be confusing. Here is a simple breakdown of what will be included in the report and how to interpret the results.
New videos regarding Marcellus shale waste water treatment and disposal and the current level of Marcellus Shale Activity in Pennsylvania.
While these meals served at outdoor events are a wonderful way for volunteer groups to raise money and socialize, there are a few organizations that may not be using the most sanitary food practices, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Today, I’d like to briefly explore the regulations I believe those farm-types selling directly to consumers, and/or involved with any sort of processing might want to be aware of.
Since iron is a very common mineral found in the ground, iron bacteria is fairly common in ground water wells. Iron bacteria can cause problems for your water and the water system itself.
Research studies have demonstrated a clear benefit to having an extended wellhead.
These various types of water scams can be very convincing and some just outright absurd. Many scams utilize pseudoscience and manipulate information in order to make their claims seem valid.
Nitrogen contamination of ground and surface water and air pollution caused by leaching, runoff and gaseous nitrogen emissions from animal-feeding operations are the most important environmental concerns related to animal agriculture, which is known to be the leading polluter of the bay.
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This webinar offers guidelines and maintenance advice for owners of septic systems