Friday, November 27, 2015

Nov. 30 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The November 30 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

PA Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Challenge To Use Of Oil & Gas Fund Monies
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday the PA Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a January 7 Commonwealth Court decision upholding the right of the General Assembly and the governor to transfer monies from DCNR’s Oil and Gas Fund to the General Fund and the use of those funds for DCNR State Park and State Forest Operations.

DEP Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Schedules Dec. 16 Meeting
The DEP Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force has scheduled an additional meeting on December 16 to review the 184 recommendations in the draft Task Force Report released on November 9.

Senate Environmental Committee Sets Hearing On Sewage Facilities Act Dec. 8
The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a hearing on the Sewage Facilities Act (Act 537) on December 8 in Room 8E-B East Wing Capitol Building in Harrisburg starting at 9:30.  Act 537 was originally passed in 1968 to provide for the planning, permitting and design of all types of sewage facilities including onlot septic systems.

CBF Program To Help Farmers Improve Grazing, Water Quality To Expand
An innovative program that helps livestock farmers increase per-animal profits while also reducing agricultural pollution will expand in three states, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners.

PA Environmental Council Outlines Work On Trails, Greenways
All across the state, the PA Environmental Council is improving and expanding networks of recreational trails.  The Circuit in Philadelphia and the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition out of Pittsburgh, both with strong PEC leadership and partnerships, are probably the two most exciting trail networks in the country right now. 

PA Land Trust Assn. Seeks Conservation, Government Leadership Award Nominations
The PA Land Trust Association seeks nominations for its Lifetime Conservation Leadership and Government Conservation Leadership Awards. 

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PA Environment Digest is edited by David E. Hess, former Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and is published as a service of Crisci Associates.

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