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Ex-Pennsylvania DEP secretary: Agency’s underfunding will test its new leader

Former DEP secretary Patrick McDonnell says the new leader will have his management skills tested at an agency that’s been constrained by a decade of underfunding.

By Rachel McDevitt

Josh Shapiro nominates former Philadelphia deputy mayor to top environmental job

The Shapiro transition team says Negrin will be the first Latino to lead DEP.

By Rachel McDevitt and The Associated Press

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Former Pa. environment secretary to lead green lobbying group

PennFuture announced Monday that Patrick McDonnell will start as its President and CEO in October.

By Rachel McDevitt

DEP hears concerns over evaporator at western Pa. landfill that processes fracking waste

DEP’s proposed plan approval would allow for the temporary operation of the evaporator for 180 days to process 45,000 gallons of leachate per day.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

What to know about Pa. DEP’s newest plan to reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay

The agency isn’t certain where all the money will come from to pay for what it has planned. The effects of climate change have driven the price higher.

By Adriana Delagarza

Green groups give mixed review of Pa. DEP head as he leaves agency

Some environmental groups praised Secretary Patrick McDonnell’s work on climate change while others said he didn’t do enough.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: May 23, 2022 | 8:38 pm

Pennsylvania’s top environmental regulator to step down

Pennsylvania’s Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell will be replaced in July

By Rachel McDevitt