PennFuture announced Monday that Patrick McDonnell will start as its President and CEO in October.
DEP’s proposed plan approval would allow for the temporary operation of the evaporator for 180 days to process 45,000 gallons of leachate per day.
The agency isn’t certain where all the money will come from to pay for what it has planned. The effects of climate change have driven the price higher.
Some environmental groups praised Secretary Patrick McDonnell’s work on climate change while others said he didn’t do enough.
Pennsylvania’s Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell will be replaced in July
Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget proposal calls for a $5 million increase to the Department of Environmental Protection to hire new staff.
As of Friday, Scott Perry is no longer Deputy Secretary for Oil and Gas Management at DEP, an agency spokesman confirmed in an email.
The company has already paid more than $20 million in fines for more than 120 violations of the state’s Clean Streams Law. That same law is the basis for the criminal charges announced Tuesday.
Leachate is tested for dozens of potential pollutants. But until now, landfills haven’t had to test it for radium, a radioactive material common in oil and gas waste.