Pa. Department of Environmental Protection
A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it’s unusual for such bad air quality this time of year.
“The secretary balked and would not agree that global warming is happening, or is caused by pollution. That really puts him pretty far out on a limb,” says David Masur of Penn Environment.
It was shut down in mid-May for a joint project involving Abington Township and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
A nearly snowless winter melted into some later months with less rainfall, and now, in the swelter of July, drought concerns arise.
Philadelphia and its surrounding counties are under a “code orange,” meaning the air contains unhealthy levels of ozone.
Construction begins this week on a $2½-million project that will bring clean water to dozens of residents in Montgomery County for the first time in more than five years.
There was very little measurable snow over the winter, and rainfall has been lacking so far this spring in southeastern Pennsylvania.
It’s only the first week of March and already state health officials are concerned about the impact of mosquitoes this spring.
Pennsylvania state officials say results for the first two months of testing show no radioactive contamination of water in Pennsylvania waterways located in the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling region.
The man tapped to become Pennsylvania’s environmental protection chief says he’s “ruminating” over a New York Times article raising concerns over radioactivity and other pollution in wastewater from natural gas drilling.