Friday, October 24, 2014

Oct. 27 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The Oct. 27 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Click Here To Print Entire Digest. 

Gov. Corbett Signs Bill Weakening Stream Buffer Requirements Into Law
Gov. Corbett Wednesday signed into law House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) that environmental groups say weakens DEP requirements for stream buffers in Special Protection Watersheds.  It is now Act 162.

Gov. Corbett Signs Bill Authorizing 1-House Veto Of PA Climate Plan
On Wednesday, Gov. Corbett signed into law House Bill 2354 (Snyder-D-Fayette) which authorizes a one-House of the General Assembly to veto any greenhouse gas emission reduction plan required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  It is now Act 175.

CAC: DEP Extends Comment Period On Oil & Gas Enforcement Policy Changes
Kurt Klapkowski, Director of DEP’s Bureau of Oil and Gas Planning and Program Management, told the DEP Citizens Advisory Council Tuesday the agency will be extending the public comment period for proposed changes to the Oil and Gas Program Enforcement Policy until November 18.  (formal notice)

Growing Greener Coalition Finding The Green Guide To Project Funding
The Growing Greener Coalition now has available a guide to finding funding for your conservation, restoration or recreation project called Finding The Green.

Keep PA Beautiful Urges Residents To Become Involved In America Recycles Day Nov. 15
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Thursday urged Pennsylvanians to become involved in America Recycles Day on November 15 to celebrate the contributions recycling makes to protecting our environment and to help raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – throughout the year.

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