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Marsh Creek State Park once again the site of cleanup due to Mariner East pipeline construction

Mariner East pipeline builder Energy Transfer is back at the area near Marsh Creek State Park to clean up more drilling mud.

By Susan Phillips

Rich Negrin, department of environmental protection secretary, has resigned

Rich Negrin was confirmed to the post in June.

By Staff

Pa. Senate confirms Negrin to be DEP secretary

The Shapiro Administration says Negrin is the first Latino DEP Secretary.

By Rachel McDevitt

Republican lawmakers want to replace ‘protection’ with ‘services’ at DEP

The measure’s sponsor said a name change could spark what he sees as a needed culture change.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. to get $6 million in grants for climate change planning from the Environmental Protection Agency

The commonwealth will receive up to a $3 million Climate Pollution Reduction Grant through the program set up by the Inflation Reduction Act.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. officials seek environmental justice concerns to shape climate planning

DEP plans to use the feedback in a new guide for addressing climate in EJ areas. 

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. environmental protection head pitches permit reform during budget hearing

Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed a $199.6 million budget for DEP for the upcoming fiscal year, a raise of about 9%.

By Rachel McDevitt

Ex-Pennsylvania DEP secretary: Agency’s underfunding will test its new leader

Former DEP secretary Patrick McDonnell says the new leader will have his management skills tested at an agency that’s been constrained by a decade of underfunding.

By Rachel McDevitt

Josh Shapiro nominates former Philadelphia deputy mayor to top environmental job

The Shapiro transition team says Negrin will be the first Latino to lead DEP.

By Rachel McDevitt and The Associated Press
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