Governor Wolf Nominates Patrick McDonnell to Serve Permanently as Secretary of Environmental Protection

first_imgGovernor Wolf Nominates Patrick McDonnell to Serve Permanently as Secretary of Environmental Protection SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 21, 2016center_img Energy,  Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today nominated Acting Secretary of Environmental Protection Patrick McDonnell to serve permanently in that role, pending approval by the Pennsylvania Senate.“In his acting capacity and throughout his career, Patrick has been a dedicated steward of the environment and a leader in advancing Pennsylvania’s energy development in a responsible way,” Governor Wolf said. “I trust Patrick to lead the Department of Environmental Protection in a way that protects our commonwealth’s land, water and air and ensures the department continues to make progress in the areas of innovation, responsible development and working with legislators, industry and advocates in a collaborative and productive way.”Prior to his appointment as Acting Secretary, Patrick McDonnell was most recently the director of policy for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, where he oversaw the agency’s regulation and policy development processes. In addition, Mr. McDonnell ran the State Energy Office and was charged with coordination of renewable energy and energy efficiency issues.Prior to returning to DEP, Mr. McDonnell was executive policy manager for former Commissioner Pamela A. Witmer of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, focusing on electric, natural gas and water issues as well as cybersecurity and the impact of environmental regulation on energy markets.Previously, Mr. McDonnell spent 13 years with DEP in a variety of roles. As deputy secretary for administration, he managed the budget, human resources, information technology and oversaw the facilities management functions of the agency. He also previously served as policy director and as an assistant to the special deputy secretary. He began his career at DEP working in the State Energy Office on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green building projects.Mr. McDonnell received his Master’s degree in Political Science from Lehigh University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from DeSales University.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Maine Maritime breaks school record for wins in a season, grabs 3rd seed from Badgers

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 JOHNSON, VT – In a battle for third-place in the final North Atlantic Conference regular-season standings, visiting Maine Maritime Academy defeated Johnson State College 8-3 in men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday at Minaert Field. The Mariners (7-3, 7-2 NAC) were fueled by a 69-55 groundball advantage and used a stingy defensive effort to stiffle the Badgers (6-4, 6-3 NAC) offense.The win gives Maine Maritime the #3 seed in the upcoming NAC Tournament and a first round match-up with Thomas College Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Postslast_img read more