Department of Environmental Protection


Repairing the Longest Tunnel in the World

Considered the largest and most complex repair project in the 176-year history of New York City's drinking water supply, a $1 billion effort is under way to repair two areas of leakage within the 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct....


CWC, DEP Break Ground for Building in Delaware County

The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) and New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for a 35,000-sq.-ft. building near Arkville that will house a total of more than 70 employees from both agencies....


Federal Funds Help State Clean Up Abandoned Mines

One state's mines are in for some spring cleaning. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it plans to spend $55 million on cleaning up abandoned mines across the state. Projects will include: Treating polluted water from the mines; Stabilizing mine lands that have been deemed unsafe; and Putting out mine fires that have been burning underground, State Impact reported....


West Virginia Regulators Debut Pipeline Web Page

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) West Virginia environmental regulators have debuted an Internet page to help residents learn more about five major natural gas pipelines that are either proposed or under construction....


Pennsylvania Shuts Down Construction on Sunoco Gas Pipeline

Pennsylvania environmental officials ordered Sunoco Jan. 3, to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline across the southern part of the state, citing a series of spills and leaks of drilling fluid and other “egregious and willful violations” of state law that have plagued the $2.5 billion project....


West Virginia DEP Orders Halt to Rover Pipeline Segments

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) West Virginia environmental authorities have ordered a halt to Rover Pipeline construction where it found permit violations damaging several streams. The Department of Environmental Protection said inspectors in April, May, June and July found erosion-control failures that left sediment deposits....


Four Years After Sandy, Some Still Fight Jersey Shore Dunes

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) Opponents of New Jersey's plan to create protective sand dunes launched a new legal battle against it, hours before similar work advanced at the opposite end of the shore. In southern New Jersey, five homeowners in Margate sued the state and federal governments seeking to block a hotly contested dune project between their homes and the ocean....






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