WNEP-TV’s Don Jacobs and Jackie Lewandoski host this quarter’s Power To Save Special. We’ll focus a bit on our waterways. There are two projects working to clean up our local smaller rivers, as they feed the mighty Susquehanna River, eventually emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. Plus save some money at home and check out some creative use of leftover cork.
SCHUYLKILL RIVER WATER QUALITY – Don Jacobs
A visit to the Schuylkill River shows how long efforts, over many years, are finally making an impact on the river’s water quality. After years of contamination from mine water discharge, people who care about the river are making a difference. Get the latest from Schuylkill Headwaters and the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area.
NATURAL GAS IMPACT FEES AT WORK – Jackie Lewandoski
Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation shows us two examples of how impact fees levied on the natural gas industry by the State of Pennsylvania are being used in our area. Get an idea of the size of the monies collected and what they are used for. One example is the cleanup of acid mine water discharge into the Lackawanna River. We’ll talk with the Lackawanna River Corridor Association. This tainted and gushing water contains deadly toxins. Fees are being used to prepare to treat this water. Secondly, a Susquehanna County community is getting a major upgrade to its park. See how the Susquehanna County Athletic and Conference Facility looks to the future. We’ll see how residents took a small cleanup project to the next level, thanks to the natural gas impact fee.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY SURVEYS AND AUDITS WITH PPL EU – Jackie Lewandoski
WNEP’s Jackie Lewandoski sits down with PPL Electric Utilities to find out how the utility is helping customers discover what is good and bad in their home’s energy-efficiency. We’ll look at a few ways to find out how your home stacks up and ways that you can lesson that monthly energy bill.
ITEMS FROM TREES THAT CAN REGENERATE THEIR OWN RESOURCE – Jackie Lewandoski
You can find cork in wine bottles, bulletin boards and more. There is a new local company taking that used cork and making it into something many plants enjoy. Visit besta cork for a look at some ingenious products.
POWER TO SAVE SPECIAL
Thursday, March 20, 2014
7:30pm on WNEP-TV