Friday, February 19, 2016

Feb. 22 PA Environment Digest Now Available

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

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday presented the final report of the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force to Gov. Wolf which identified a dozen top recommendations, along with a broader set of 184 suggestions, to help Pennsylvania achieve responsible development of natural gas pipeline infrastructure in the Commonwealth.

Funding going to the Environmental Stewardship (Growing Greener) Fund, Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund and DCNR’s Oil and Gas Lease Fund is dropping dramatically as the decline in natural gas prices is reducing revenue from the Act 13 drilling impact fee and royalties due DCNR from drilling on State Forest land.

The House Environmental Resources and Energy and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees will hold an informational meeting on the Wolf Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Reboot Strategy on February 29.

The Robinson Fork Mitigation Bank in Washington County constructed by Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) recently received the distinguished Environmental Business Journal’s 2015 Award for Project Merit.

By Ann Yost, RLA,  President YSM Landscape Architects & Kelly Gutshall, RLA,  President LandStudies, Inc.
Parks are an integral part of municipal government – where citizens gather to cheer their favorite teams, exercise with friends, and attend community special events. you know – fun and games.
Municipal administrators and elected officials know that residents value parkland and appreciate the programs and services provided by Recreation Departments – but may not see all the opportunities associated with parkland.
When parks are fully integrated into local governments they can be key assets in municipal initiatives and provide solutions to municipal challenges.

Smallmouth bass and water quality in the Lower Susquehanna River are the topic of the PA Environmental Council’s next Environmental Focus TV program to air Sunday, February 21 on the PA Cable Network at 4:00 p.m.

The PA Resources Council Tuesday urged all Pennsylvania residents to contact their legislators to urge them to fix the state’s electronics waste recycling law to ensure convenient and free access to recycling for their old TVs.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites local residents, organizations, civic groups, and businesses to commit to litter free communities by joining its Statewide Adoption Program.
The program is an option for most types of local areas, such as municipal roads, communities, parks, neighborhood blocks, greenways, waterways and trails. School grounds are eligible for adoption through the Litter Free School Zone Program also offered by Keep PA Beautiful.

Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, has released its latest sustainability report, which provides an update on goals set in previous years, highlights major achievements since the last report and establishes new goals to advance progress in sustainability.

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday encouraged Pennsylvanian business and community leaders to be better caretakers of the environment by offering incentives for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. (formal notice)

Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp, DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said Tuesday.

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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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