2016-03-04

Evangelical Community Hospital’s laboratory receives reaccreditation



LEWISBURG, PA – Evangelical Community Hospital’s laboratory recently earned reaccreditation from The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization that serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is an internationally recognized program and the only one of its kind to utilize […]

Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force presents report, top 12 recommendations to Governor Tom Wolf



HARRISBURG, PA – In its report to Governor Tom Wolf, the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force identified a dozen top recommendations, along with a broader set of 184 suggestions. The task force presented the recommendations in six major categories, designed to drive wider public discussion on the critical, complex and interrelated environmental and community issues that Pennsylvania faces in the development […]

DEP announces alternative fuels incentive grant seminars in Lycoming and Centre counties



WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with its partners at the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT) and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, invites fleet managers, municipalities, school districts, incorporated nonprofit entities and businesses to Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) seminars scheduled for March in Lycoming and Centre Counties. The seminars are scheduled for: Tuesday, March […]

PUC to investigate rate increase request for UGI Gas



HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to investigate a proposed rate increase for UGI Utilities Inc. – Gas Division (UGI) for its natural gas service. The Commission voted 5-0 to investigate UGI’s proposal to increase annual revenues by $58.6 million (17.5 percent). Under UGI’s proposal the average total monthly bill for a residential customer using […]

Natural gas price slump swings Range Resources to $714M loss for 2015



(AP) – Continued low natural gas prices and large write-downs on its assets cut deeply into income at Range Resources Corp. last year, though imminent exports of its ethane gives hope for improved revenue in 2016. The Fort Worth-based Marcellus shale producer on Thursday reported a net loss for 2015 of $714 million, or $4.29 per share, compared with a […]

Company, state working to bring well sites into compliance



WASHINGTON, PA (AP) — Range Resources says it’s trying to bring dozens of its Pennsylvania drilling sites into compliance with environmental laws. A Range Resources spokesman tells Pennlive.com that the company is working the Department of Environmental Protection. The agency on Friday said dozens of the company’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling pads in Washington and Allegheny counties weren’t cleaned […]

DEP offers municipal LED street lighting workshops for FirstEnergy customers



HARRISBURG, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is helping municipalities take advantage of light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting through a series of workshops for local municipal officials in the FirstEnergy electric utility territories of Penelec, West Penn Power, Penn Power, and Met-Ed. Recently, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved new rates for utility-owned LED street lighting service in […]

Municipalities to receive nearly $445.3 million in liquid fuels payments



HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania’s transportation plan, Act 89, will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to distribute nearly $445.3 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities on March 1 to help them maintain their roads and bridges. This distribution marks a $64 million, or 16 percent, increase over the $381 million distributed in 2015. In 2013, before Act […]

Skelly and Loy promotes two to executive vice president



HARRISBURG, PA – Sandra K. Basehore and Gerald W. Longenecker, PE, have been named executive vice president- environmental services and executive vice president-engineering services, respectively, at Skelly and Loy, Inc. Basehore joined Skelly and Loy in 1990 and most recently served as vice president in charge the Harrisburg environmental services group. Her 31-year career has focused on environmental impacts assessment […]

Executive director named at Community Arts Center



WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Jamie Grady, a 25-year veteran of the performing arts industry, has been appointed executive director of the Community Arts Center. Grady began his duties Feb. 29 at the Arts Center, a 2,100-seat venue that has hosted events attended by nearly 1.5 million patrons since opening in 1993. The center is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania College […]