Friday, October 23, 2015

Oct. 26 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The October 26 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful was invited to participate in the 2015-2016 Minor Judiciary Education Board’s continuing education program where they will be training the state’s judicial officers of the minor judiciary about the social, environmental and economic impacts of illegal dumping.  

The PA Recycling Markets Center, Inc. recently awarded Kettle Creek Corporation of Ottsville, Bucks County with the 2015 William M. Heenan, Jr. Recycling Markets Development Award for its commitment to recycling and innovation.

Central Pennsylvania-based Worley & Obetz Thursday announced the transition of their bioheating oil to Ultra-Bioheat®, an ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) blended with biodiesel.  This is the best fuel option on the market for customers as it reduces air emissions, burns cleaner than natural gas, improves system performance, and is a domestic product.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and its Trails Advisory Committee are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Trail of the Year.  The deadline for nominations is November 6.

The National Physical Activity Society—a nonprofit organization promoting public health approaches and collaboration to create active communities—has recognized Columbia, Lancaster County, in their “Stories from Small Towns” report.

The American Tree Farm System Tuesday awarded the National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award, sponsored in part by Plum Creek, to Raul Chiesa and Janet Sredy of Elizabeth, Allegheny County.

By a vote of 113 to 84, largely among party lines, the House Tuesday passed House Bill 965 (Godshall-R-Montgomery) that would make it much easier for the General Assembly to block regulations and statements of policy by executive agencies.
A spokesperson for Gov. Wolf said the bill would make the rulemaking process grind to a halt.
The PA Environmental Council last week wrote to members of the House expressing its objections to the bill.

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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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