Sunday, October 11, 2020

October 12 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The October 12 PA Environment Digest is now available.

Click Here To View Or Print The Entire 92 Page PA Environment Digest

[ Headlines ]

New Poll Shows 90% Of PA Voters Want Senate, House Members To Address Environmental, Conservation Priorities, Provide More Funding For Critical Programs

DEP: Columbia Gas Will Pay $156,000 Penalty For Pipeline Construction Violations In Greene County

Clean Air Council Files Intent To Sue Sunoco Over Mariner East II Pipeline Construction Permits

28 Environmental Organizations Demand DEP Revoke Mariner East Pipeline Permit For Lebanon County Spills

New Trees Are Healing North Harford Maple Farm From Abandoned Constitution Natural Gas Pipeline Clearcut In Susquehanna County

PUC Modifies COVID Utility Termination Moratorium With Enhanced Protections For Families & Businesses

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 872 More Permits, 2,594 More Inspections Since Last Week

DEP Awards $4.9 Million In EPA Section 319 Grants To 23 Watershed Restoration Projects; $3 Million Still Available

DEP Citizens Advisory Council Meets Oct. 20 To Hear Update On PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Cleanup Efforts

DEP Advisory Committees Meet Oct. 15 On RGGI Equity Principles, Medium-Heavy Duty Zero Emission Trucks MOU

DCNR Invests $17 Million In Land Conservation Projects To Protect 13,300 Acres Of Open Space, Natural Areas

DCNR 3rd Fall Foliage Report Showing More Counties At Best Color

Dept. Of Health, DCNR, DEP: Protect Yourself From Ticks, Mosquitoes While Outdoors During Fall Months

11 Women Conservationists From Western PA Honored At Women In Conservation Event

Schuylkill River National Heritage Area Will Honor 5 Award Winners, Host International Paddling Film Festival Oct. 22 In Montgomery County

Environmental Hearing Board Judge Richard P. Mather Retires

[ Environmental Heritage ]

PA Environmental Council: 50 Years Of Civil Environmental Advocacy

‘PEC's Pennsylvania - A Photo Essay’ By Photojournalist Jeff Swensen For PA Environmental Council's 50th Anniversary

[ PA Capitol News ]

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Senate, House Facing Last 3 Voting Days Before Election

Senate/House Bills Moving Last Week

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

Senate Republicans Pass Bill Changing Membership Of DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee To Favor The Senate, House

House Democratic Policy Committee Holds Oct. 14 Hearing On Loopholes In Regulating Radioactive, Hazardous Oil & Gas Drilling Waste

House Committee Hearing Oct. 21 On Bipartisan Bill To Authorize Utilities To Establish Local Solar Energy Subscriber Programs

[ The Feds ]

NRCS-PA: $30 Million Available In PA To Restore, Safeguard Wetlands Ecosystems

NSAC: Final USDA Farm Conservation Stewardship Rule Will Harm Farmers, Set Back Conservation Efforts

EPA Awards $15,000 Grant To Philadelphia Group For Sustainable Food Management

U.S. Dept. Of Energy Awards $1.95 Million For Conceptual Designs For Rare Earth Mineral Extraction From Coal Sources, Including 4 PA Projects

EPA, PA Aggregates & Concrete Assn. Sign MOU To Expand Efforts On Environmental Stewardship

Conservation Partners Celebrate Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund Victory With PA Members Of Congress

Fish & Wildlife Conservationists Praise Congress For Passing The America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

[ Water ]

Gov. Wolf Requests Federal Major Disaster Declaration For $27.6 Million In Damages From Tropical Storm Isaias In August

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Keeps Eyes On Hurricane Delta For Potential Drought Relief

Stroud Center: Volunteers Help Plant Trees For Healthy Streams In Chester County

Lancaster Clean Water Partners: Stormwater Lunch & Learn Virtual Mini Series

DEP Our Common Wealth Blog: Divers Volunteer Time To Clean Up Presque Isle Waters In Erie

Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborate Held Virtual Aquaculture Day 2020

PUC Accepting Comments Thru Advance Notice On Proposed Rule On Water Audit Methodology, Water Conservation

[ Environmental Ed ]

DEP Opens State 2021 Radon Student Poster Contest, Winner Moves To National Competition

DEP Teaching Green: Reminder: Environmental Grant Applications Due Dec. 11, Webinar Oct. 14

PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators Call For 2021 Virtual Annual Conference Presentation Proposals

[ Reuse ]

Oct. 17 PA Resources Council Reuse Fest In Pittsburgh Provides Opportunity To Donate Items For Reuse By Nonprofits

[ Energy ]

PUC Cybersecurity Awareness Month Highlights Efforts To Safeguard Critical Utility Systems

PA Conservative Energy Forum Clean & Renewable Energy Is Essential To National Security Town Hall With Dr. John Lehman Now Available On Demand

UGI Utilities Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions 30% By Selling Its Stake In Conemaugh Coal-Fired Power Plant In Indiana County

[ Environmental Policy ]

PA Environmental Council In Case You Missed It In September

[ Land Conservation - Recreation - Forests ]

Pennsylvania Permanently Protects 2,224 Acres Of Farmland On 25 Farms

Berks Nature Closes On A Conservation Easement For 100+ Acre Olivet Blue Mountain Camp

Public Invited To Help Shape Hazelwood Green Riverfront Master Plan Oct. 15-17 In Allegheny County

PA Environmental Council: September Brought Progress On PA Trail Projects; High Trail Use Continues

Brandywine Conservancy Celebrates Brandywine Greenway 10th Anniversary With New Photo Contest

Penn State Extension Offers 4-Part Natural Area Management Webinar Series

Oct. 9 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

[ Biodiversity- Invasive Species ]

The Nature Conservancy: Scientists Map Natural Highways & Neighborhoods To Help PA’s Diverse Species Thrive In The Face Of Climate Change

Videos From 2020 Virtual PA Firefly Festival, Firefly Stage Performances Now Available

Central PA Conservancy, Diakon Wilderness Greenhouse Partner On Native Plant Sale Thru October

Controlled Plant & Noxious Weed Committee Meets Oct. 22 On Adding 7 Plants To Noxious Weed List

PA Sea Grant Releases First In Series Of Videos On Aquatic Invasive Species

[ Opportunity ]

Help Wanted: PA Assn. Of Conservation Districts Agricultural Conservation Technician

[ Helpful Resources ]

Environment & Energy NewsClips

Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

Grants & Awards  

Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

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Stories Invited - About PA Environment Digest

Virtual! PA Forestry Assn. Exploring Change In Penn’s Woods Symposium Oct. 26-30

Virtual! PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference Oct. 28-29

Supporting Member PA Outdoor Writers Assn./PA Trout Unlimited

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