Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Penn State Extension Water Cooler Talk: Chesapeake Bay Lawsuits, Engagement More Nov. 18

Penn State Extension will host another in its Water Cooler Talk Series on November 18 on Chesapeake Bay Lawsuits, Engagement and More from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

The webinar will be presented by Lara Fowler, Professor with Penn State Law and Assistant Director for Outreach and Engagement at the Institutes of Energy and the Environment at Penn State University.

Addressing water quality in the Chesapeake and its watersheds, including Pennsylvania, has been a long-standing challenge. 

The need for further action has been highlighted by a recent set of lawsuits by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and a set of states against the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to address water quality concerns in Pennsylvania and New York. 

This talk will briefly set the stage for these lawsuits and discuss what this might mean for managing water issues in Pennsylvania, especially as the Commonwealth is undertaking work through the Watershed Implementation Planning process at the county level while also updating its statewide water management plan.

Click Here to register for this free webinar.

PA Chesapeake Bay Plan

For more information on how Pennsylvania plans to meet its Chesapeake Bay cleanup obligations, visit DEP’s PA’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan webpage. 

Click Here for a summary of the steps the Plan recommends.

How Clean Is Your Stream?

DEP’s Interactive Report Viewer allows you to zoom in on your own stream or watershed to find out how clean your stream is or if it has impaired water quality using the latest information in the draft 2020 Water Quality Report.

Related Articles:

-- Op-Ed: Chesapeake Bay Foundation Suing EPA Will Benefit Pennsylvanians And Other Others Who Value Clean Water

-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council Meets Oct. 20 To Hear Update On PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Cleanup Efforts [Includes update on actions]

-- DEP October Newsletter Updates Chesapeake Bay Program Implementation

-- Draft Conowingo Dam Watershed Implementation Plan Calls For An Additional 6.41 Million Pounds Of Nitrogen Reductions In PA; Comment Period Open

[Posted: October 28, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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