Friday, May 29, 2015

June 1 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The June 1 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday announced the formation of a task force to help Commonwealth agencies, the natural gas industry, and communities across the state collaborate more effectively as thousands of miles of pipelines are being proposed to transport natural gas and related byproducts to markets from gas wells throughout the Commonwealth.

Despite the recent precipitation events, the Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday said it is maintaining a drought watch for 27 counties across Pennsylvania because parts of the state have below-average groundwater and in some areas surface water levels.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule Wednesday to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.
The Department of Environmental Protection told the Citizens Advisory Council on two occasions (May, June) last year the proposed EPA Waters of the U.S. rule would have little impact in Pennsylvania because state water quality programs already exceeded minimum federal requirements and use a similar regulatory definition.

On May 14, William John Caddy, 38, from Johnstown was found guilty of illegally dumping shingles, buckets, cement and other debris on Hohan Avenue/Kingston Lake Trail in Middle Taylor Township by the Honorable Mary Ann Zanghi.

Clean out the garage…the basement…the overflowing closets throughout the house because the region’s fourth annual large-scale collection of materials to be reused by local nonprofits will take place on June 13 in Allison Park, Allegheny County.

ClearWater Conservancy celebrated its 20,000th student visit to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in Centre County under the conservancy’s Connections program this spring.

To read the Digest, visit:  Click Here to print the entire Digest.

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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