Sunday, December 20, 2020

December 21 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The December 21 PA Environment Digest is now available.

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[ Leadership ]

15 Stories - What REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership Looks Like In PA

The first 15 stories in this week’s PA Environment Digest-- all new just this week-- profile students, farmers, landowners, businesses, volunteers, scientists and many others showing real environmental and conservation leadership.

There are many, many more…..  

Thank You For Your Leadership!

Bay Journal: Landowners, Turkey Hill Dairy, Trout Unlimited, Lancaster Clean Water Partners, Conservation Districts, NFWF, Chesapeake Conservancy, Others Partner On Precision Conservation In PA

Andrew Johnson, William Penn Foundation’s Director Of Watershed Programs, To Retire In 2021

EPA Recognizes Excellence & Innovation in Clean Water Infrastructure Projects, Including Temple University Green Roof Project

Ralph Streibig Protects 70 Acres With The Lancaster Conservancy In York County In Memory Of His Family

Paul & Cynthia Black, Bob & Shelley Casciato And French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust Protect 54 Acres In Chester County

Christina Smith & Berks Nature Permanently Protect 70 Acres Of Farm, Forest, Watershed Lands In Berks County

Tim & Aurora Hughes, Saly Glassman & Ira Berman Partnered With Wissahickon Trails To Protect 31 Acres Of Watershed Land In Montgomery County

PA, MD, VA Student Leaders Draft New Chesapeake Bay Outdoor Bill Of Rights

Pittsburgh Mayor, Western PA Energy Consortium Win U.S. Conference Of Mayors Climate Protection Award

Curtis Institute Of Music In Philadelphia Kicks Off 3-Year Energy Efficiency Project

PA Environmental Council - The Next 50: The Only Constant Is Change

Sustainable Pittsburgh: Support Local, Sustainable Businesses This Holiday Season

Grant Twp. Indiana County Defends Itself Against Another Lawsuit By PA General Energy Company Over Its Ordinance Banning Drilling Waste Injection Wells Based On Environmental Rights Amendment

Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Sulfur Dioxide Pollution In Indiana, Armstrong Counties

Groups Challenge PennDOT, FHA Vehicles-First Erie Bayfront Parkway Project

[ Headlines ]

Vote Online Now For Pennsylvania's 2021 River Of the Year

DEP Provides Update On Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan Efforts; New Stormwater Manual Coming; Next State Team Meeting Jan. 26

Water Quality Cleanup Needs To Focus Not Only On 'Hot Spots' But 'Hot Moments' In Time During Increasingly Frequent Storm Events Using Buffers, Stream Fencing, Cover Crops, No-Till

Dept. Of Agriculture Unveils Schedule For Virtual 2021 PA Farm Show; Highlights Of Educational, Environmental, Energy Events

PUC Bureau Of Investigation Proposes $1 Million Penalty For Multiple Violations That Led To Explosion Of Revolution Natural Gas Pipeline In Beaver County

DEP Projects Nearly 70% Drop In Revenue Supporting Oil & Gas Drilling Regulatory Program Due To Downturn In Industry; Health Impacts Study Report Due This Month

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 921 More Permits, 2,013 More Inspections Since Last Week

Clean Power PA Coalition: 95% Of Commenters At EQB Hearings On Proposed Power Plant Carbon Pollution Reduction Regulation Supported The Proposal

New Poll: 64% Of Pennsylvania Voters Support PA Joining Multi-State Transportation Climate Initiative

2021 PA Climate Impact Assessment: 13% Increase In Extremely Heavy Precipitation Events By 2050; DEP Advisory Committee Discusses Draft Impact Report, Climate Action Plan Dec. 22

KPB Surveillance Cameras Catch Illegal Dumping In Michaux State Forest; Reports Of Illegal Dumping Up 212% In 2020

[ News From The Capitol ]

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Senate Republican Leader Outlines Priorities; COVID Challenges

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule

[ The Feds ]

Gov. Wolf: SBA Approves Low-Interest Loans For Survivors Of Flooding From Tropical Storm Isaias In Berks County, Philadelphia

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Applauds Biden's Pick For EPA Administrator

Op-Ed: Biden-Harris Administration Should Invest In The Chesapeake Bay And Farmers

USDA NRCS Seeks Public Input On Guidance Defining Nonindustrial Private Forest Land Eligibility

[ Water ] 

Coldwater Heritage Partnership Now Accepting Conservation Grant Applications

DEP Announces $248,000 In Grants For Lake Erie Coastal Zone

DEP Announces $579,432 In Grants For Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone

Introducing A Diversion Best Management Practice To Control Erosion, Sedimentation And Runoff At Timberidge Farms, York County

Penn State Extension: Stormwater Training For Municipal Staff, Elected Officials

The Importance Of Snow And Forests To PA Streams And Groundwater

CBF: Salt For Snow And Ice: Effects On Waterways Not Very Nice

Presentation Videos From 2020 Delaware Watershed Congress Now Available

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Releases Draft Comprehensive Plan For Public Comment; January Webinars Set

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Recaps Dec. 11 Business Meeting

Delaware River Basin Commission Recaps Dec. 9 Business Meeting

Save The Date: DRBC Advisory Committee On Climate Change To Host Climate Change Forum March 2

PA American Water Hosts Series Of Virtual Customer Assistance Programs, Next One Jan. 14

[ Education ]

PA Environmental Educators: Nominations Now Being Accepted For PA's Pathways To Green Schools, Green Ribbon Schools Awards Programs

Deadline Extended: PennDOT's Innovations Challenge Invites Students To Develop Solution For Funding Transportation With Electric, Fuel Efficient Vehicles

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Accepting Applications For College Directorate Fellows Program

[ Storage Tanks ]

DEP: CrossAmerica Partners To Pay $125,000 Penalty For Violations At 18 Underground Storage Tank Facilities In SE PA

[ Energy ]

DEP Issues Water Quality Certification For National Fuel Gas FM 100 Natural Gas Pipeline Project In Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, McKean, Potter Counties

DEP Publishes Final, Revised General Permit For Beneficial Use Of Liquid Waste From Fracking Oil & Gas Wells

Nanoengineered Cement Shows Promise For Sealing Conventional, Shale Natural Gas Wells Leaking Climate-Damaging Methane

PUC Invites Comments On Electric Storage Policies To Increase Reliability And Resiliency Related To Increasingly Frequent Weather-Related Threats

Public Utility Commission Offers Winter Storm Safety Tips

PUC Moves To Require Diversity Reporting By Public Utilities

PUC Highlights 2020 Accomplishments At Final Meeting Of 2020

Op-Ed: Damaged Three Mile Island Reactor Cleanup Needs To Be Fully Funded

[ Pesticides ]

Agriculture Department Reminds Private Pesticide Licensees Of March Deadline, Renewal Requirements

[ Forests - Recreation - Land Conservation ]

Penn State Botanists Get DCNR Grant To Study Ginseng In PA

Essential Factors For Park Maintenance, Building Resilience From The Ground Up

PA Recreation & Park Society Accepting Applications For Conference & Training Scholarships For Students and Professionals

Natural Lands Issues Call For Force Of Nature, Stoneleigh Ambassador Volunteers

Dec. 18 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

[ Wildlife ]

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Arts Barn In Schuylkill County Host Winter Artisan Series

Report By State, Federal Agencies Details Coordinated Effort To Combat Chronic Wasting Disease; How Hunters Can Help

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