January 26, 2011

Ellen Ferretti, VP Pennsylvania Environmental Council, testifies before the Senate Majority Policy Committee on the local impacts of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. Click Here to read a copy of her testimony.

January 25, 2011

Wingfield Pines AML Treatment Site. After years of planning and many months of construction, the Abandoned Mine Drainage Treatment System at ALT's Wingfield Pines Conservation Area was officially dedicated on June 3, 2010.
The AMD Treatment System filters 43 tons of iron oxide annually from one billion gallons of mine discharge. Some early sampling indicates that iron oxide is reduced from 13.9 mg/L in Pond #1 to 0.1 mg/L at the discharge site into Chartiers Creek.
Watch this video put together by the Western PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation for an overview of the project.

January 24, 2011

Renew Growing Greener Coalition holds Lobby Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg. Andrew Heath, Executive Director of the Coalition, provides an overview of the day's event and the urgency in renewing the Growing Greener Program. Click here for more information.

January 21, 2011

Learn how forested buffers can improve water quality from the Stroud Water Research Center. Click Here for more background from the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center.