Friday, August 19, 2016

August 22 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The Aug. 22 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Council on Environmental Quality Tuesday recognized 18 teachers and 63 students from across the country for their outstanding contributions to environmental education and stewardship at a special White House ceremony.

By Susan LeGros, Center For Sustainable Shale Development, Pittsburgh
The announcement in June by Shell Chemical Appalachia that it will build a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant in Beaver County is a game changer.

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the August 20 PA Bulletin the final 2015 PA Climate Change Action Plan Update and Comment/Response Document is now available on DEP’s  Climate Change webpage.

Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, has been ranked number 55 on the Carbon Clean 200, a list of the top 200 publicly traded companies worldwide based on their share of clean energy revenue.

The Department of Environmental Protection is proposing 14 counties be designated as nonattainment areas for the new federal ozone standard of 70 parts per billion and has scheduled 3 public meetings to solicit public input on the designations.  (formal notice)

The environmental priorities facing Pennsylvania and state regulators are the subject of discussion in August’s edition of “Environmental Focus,” the PA Environmental Council’s monthly environmental affairs television program.

By John Arway, Executive Director, Fish & Boat Commission
Many have a fear of the unknown. How often do we run from danger or avoid imaginary threats? Fear can be defined as False Evidence Appearing Real.
Let’s discuss the reverse paradigm. Where true evidence is dismissed as false, causing failure to act to solve a problem.

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for its 2017 round of Environmental Education Grants. DEP is also holding a series of 4 workshops to help those interested in applying for the grants.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Behr Paints and Home Depot Thursday announced the eight grant recipients of their 2016 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grants.  

Recyclebank, the incentives-based recycling company, Thursday offered these 10 tips to make going back to school EcoCool--

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday released results of surveillance for Aedes mosquitoes, which have been found to be vectors of the Zika virus.   At this time, there have not been any cases of Zika transmitted locally in Pennsylvania, nor have mosquitoes tested positive for the virus.

In a bid to better gauge ATV use across Pennsylvania and plan for future riding opportunities in the state, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Tuesday said it is seeking participation of riders and owners in an online survey.

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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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