Tuesday, December 9, 2008

DEP eNews Report

DEP Fines Chambersburg Nuclear Gauge Company HARRISBURG (Dec. 5) – The Department of Environmental Protection this week fined Professional Inspection and Testing Services Inc. of Chambersburg $6,250 for violating the Radiation Protection Act. Full Story Environmental Policing Nets Gains for Pennsylvania Worth $1.4 Billion PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 5) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded enforcement cases in fiscal year 2008 that will produce more than $1.4 billion in pollution controls and environmental cleanup protecting Pennsylvania's air, water, and land. The cases include more than $3 million in penalties that polluters will have to pay for violating federal environmental laws. Full Story DEP’s Mine Reclamation Efforts Featured on Environmental TV Program WILKES-BARRE (Dec. 5) – Two projects underway by DEP’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation will be featured on WNEP TV's “Power to Save” series airing in mid-December. The year-long educational campaign is designed to raise awareness of the environment, conservation, saving energy and money. Full Story In Today's Headlines: PUC approvals help electricity customers -- The state Public Utility Commission approved changes on Thursday for local energy utilities that will ease the burden on some local ratepayers, raise rates for others and give still others some control over the rates they pay. Full Story Drilling firm gets water-use approval -- A natural-gas drilling company’s request to consume millions of gallons of river water in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties was denied Thursday. Full Story Erie Art Museum gets money for green study (Erie Times News) -- The Erie Art Museum has received a $50,000 grant for the planning and design of its $9 million expansion project. The money will help pay for the project's green design requirements. Full Story

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