June 22, 2007

Scott Van de Mark, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, talks about an innovative mine reclamation project which will use 1,600 tons of poultry manure on a 30 acre test plot on an abandoned mine to provide a field test for in-situ composting of manure. Switchgrass will then be planned on the site and later harvested as a renewable biomass fuel.
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Mark Rey, Under Secretary for Natural Resources & Environment USDA

June 21, 2007

Mark Rey, USDA, awards PA Environmental Council Conservation Innovation Grant for a project to use excess manure to reclaim abandoned mines. Rey also talks about the states of funding for the conservation provisions in the 2007 federal Farm Bill.
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Scott Van de Mark, Pennsylvania Environmental Council

June 13, 2007

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Unveils Climate Change Roadmap for PA
Brian Hill, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, unveils the stakeholder-driven Climate Change Roadmap for Pennsylvania at June 11 press conference.
Here's what others have to say about the Roadmap recommendations:
Dr. Paul Hepperly of The Rodale Institute talks about the opportunity for agriculture.
Joyce Ferris, Managing Partner for Blue Hill Partners LLC, talks about the economic opportunities for the Commonwealth.
Sen. Ted Erickson (R-Delaware) talks about the opportunities for Pennsylvania in the Climate Change Roadmap.
Nathan Wilcox from PennEnvironment talks about what's needed to implement the Climate Change Roadmap.
For more information, visit PEC's Climate Change Roadmap for PA webpage.

Coalition Members Urge Passage of REAP. Matt Ehrhart, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, urges members of the General Assembly and Gov. Rendell to support REAP -- the Resource Enhancement and Protection Act (House Bill 100 and Senate Bill 690) -- and introduces legislators sponsoring and groups supporting REAP at a June 12 press conference at the Capitol.

Watch other comments presented at the Capitol press conference--
Rep. Jerry Stern Talks About Support for REAP
Rep. Peter Daley Urges Support for REAP
Sen. Michael O'Pake Says REAP Helps Farmers
Joel Rotz, Farm Bureau, Urges Support of REAP
Chad Forcey, PA Landscape & Nursery Assn. Supports REAP
Brian Hill, PA Environmental Council, Supports REAP, PMAA, Supports REAP
John Brosious, PMAA, Supports REAP
A Star is Born - Blessing the Cow
For more information on REAP, Visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation website.