Governor Wolf Nominates Patrick McDonnell to Serve Permanently as Secretary of Environmental Protection SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 21, 2016 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/GovernorWolf
“(Our ERA) is high. It is high. That’s a fact. You can put any 15, 14, 12, 20 games together and it’s not going to look great. But once it’s all said and done, I really feel like we’re going to be (good).”Meanwhile, the Brewers entered Monday with a 13-10 record, but have dropped four of their last five games.Gonzalez has also pitched for the Athletics and Nationals over his 11 MLB seasons. Gonzalez was sent from the Nationals to the Brewers in August. He registered a 10-11 record and a 4.21 ERA in 32 total starts last season.He then signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees in late March, but became a free agent again Monday when he officially opted out of that contract. He registered a 2-1 record with a 6.00 ERA in 15 innings on the mound with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The Mets were “minimally interested” in Gonzalez during the offseason but are “more intrigued now,” according to the report.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNThe Mets entered the season with what appeared to be one of the best rotations in all of baseball. Their starters, however, have not met expectations through the first 21 games of 2019 and they finished play Sunday 28th in MLB with a 5.61 team ERA.New York manager Mickey Callaway said after a 6-4 loss to the Cardinals that the team needs to improve on the mound.“We need to get better as a pitching staff,” Callaway said, via Newsday. “That’s just the bottom line. We need to pitch better than we are. And we will. It may not take Gio Gonzalez long to find a new team.The Mets and Brewers both could be interested in the 33-year-old starter, according to a report from SNY, which cited unidentified league sources.
Chelsea are set to beat Inter Milan and Juventus in the race to land Alex Telles from Galatasaray.Jose Mourinho is on the hunt for a replacement left-back for Filipe Luis, who looks set to return to Atletico Madrid this summer, and the Chelsea boss has made Telles his primary target.According to reports in Italy, the Premier League champions have fended off competition from Serie A giants Inter and Juve and are in advanced talks with the 22-year-old.The Brazilian signed for Galatasaray in January 2014 and established himself as the club’s first-choice left-back in the second half of last season, making 36 appearances in all competitions.While he still has a contract that runs until 2018 with the Turkish giants, Tello is keen to capitalise on an opportunity to move to the Premier League and a deal with the west London side appears to be close. 1 Alex Telles