Friday, November 11, 2016

November 14 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The November 14 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

Late Tuesday a Commonwealth Court judge put a temporary stay on several provisions of new rules for Marcellus Shale drilling operations until the court can consider the merits of an industry group’s challenge to the month-old regulations.

The public is invited to again vote online for the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced Thursday.

By Timothy B. Wheeler, Chesapeake Bay Journal
Pennsylvania’s lagging Bay cleanup got a much-needed fiscal transfusion when restoration leaders met in early October and pledged $28 million to fund conservation efforts in the Commonwealth.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Wildlife Habitat Council, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FedEx, Southern Company and Alcoa Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2017 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program.

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for State Clean Diesel Grants to replace, repower or retrofit fleet diesel-powered highway and nonroad vehicles, engines and equipment. (formal notice)

The PA Small Business Development Centers Monday announced a statewide effort aimed to help small businesses in coal impacted regions across Pennsylvania.

Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s awarded Keep Blair Beautiful, Keep Northeastern PA Beautiful, Allegheny CleanWays and Keep Lancaster County Beautiful a total of $55,000 for high impact community improvement projects.

The U.S. Green Building Council Central Pennsylvania last week announced the winners of the Forever Green Awards, an annual recognition of companies, individuals and institutions that demonstrate exemplary commitment and achievements in creating a more sustainable future.

The Pittsburgh 2030 District hit another major milestone on October 21, adding YWCA Greater Pittsburgh as its 100th Property Partner!

The Commonwealth Financing Authority is now accepting applications for loans for the installation of solar energy generation equipment and the manufacture or assembly of solar energy equipment in Pennsylvania.

With the evidence now overwhelming that carbon pollution is driving climate change, leading experts are coming together with the Philadelphia area legal community on November 16 at the law firm of Drinker Biddle to focus on this important question: How can the legal community serve as a catalyst for action to address climate change?

The Wildlife Leadership Academy in Lewisburg, Union County, has opened its exclusive Youth Conservation Ambassador nomination process to the public and is currently seeking referrals of motivated students ages 14 to 17 to become Certified Conservation Ambassadors.

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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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