Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 12.23.20

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Gov. Wolf Initiates Transfer Of $145 Million In Funds From Workers’ Compensation Fund To Support Businesses Adversely Affected By COVID Pandemic [General Assembly Must Act To Appropriate Funds]

DCED: New Virtual Campaign Encourages Pennsylvania To Celebrate Holidays At Home

Dept. Of Health Awards $2.5 Million Contract To University of Pittsburgh To Research Health Effects Of Hydraulic Fracturing In PA [PaEN]

Don Hopey: University Of Pittsburgh To Lead Shale Gas Health Study Looking At Possible Ties To Childhood Cancers

Charles Thompson: PA Holds Off On Joining Regional Program To Cap Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Vehicles By Raising Fuel Costs

Laura Legere: PA Opts Out Of Carbon Pollution Cutting Pact For Vehicles, For Now

Letter: DEP Hearings Show Many Support RGGI Program

Williams Announces Early In-Service Capacity For PA, Mid-Atlantic Region Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

Marcellus Shale Coalition: 2020 In Review: Year Of Essential Energy, Resilience

Shell Oil Donates 100,000 Pieces Of COVID PPE Equipment To PEMA, Front Line Workers

Op-Ed: Hazelwood Green Mill 19 Solar Project Step Toward Clean Air, If Expiring Tax Credit [If Trump Signs The Bill]

NWS Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center: Possible Flooding In Susquehanna, Delaware River Watersheds Christmas + Weekend [PaEN]

Heavy Rain Forecast, Melting Snow Prompts Christmas Eve Flood Watch In Lehigh Valley

Luzerne County Will Be Under Flood Watch Starting Thursday

Flooding Possible With Heavy Rain, Melting Snow

CBF Praises Congress For Adding $2.5 Million To 2021 Chesapeake Bay Program Budget [PaEN]

Editorial: Help Great Lakes Remain Great

Laura Legere: New Federal Lead Rule Mandates Testing In Schools, Lowers Required Replacement Rate For Pipes

Reuters: Trump EPA Finalizes Lead Contamination Rule

Bucks County Authority Awards $12.4 Million In State PFAS Remediation Grants

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 853 More Permits, 1,705 More Inspections Since Last Week [PaEN]

PA Resources Council Suggests 10 Green New Year's Resolutions For 2021 [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Illegal Dumping Reports Up More Than 200% Across PA

PA Envirothon Launches Free Environmental Education App With Digital-First Sponsor PSECU [PaEN]

EPA Awards Grants To 32 College Student Teams For Innovative Tech Projects, Including 2 In PA [PaEN]

Sustainable Business Network Helping Local Businesses Rebuild With Equity, Climate Resilience

PA American Water, Royersford Boro Invite Customers To Jan. 7 Input Hearing On Wastewater System Acquisition

York City Council Stalls On Budget, Sewage Plant Sale

Study: Bumble Bees Lacking High-Quality Habitat Have Higher Pathogen Loads; Beescape Online Tool To Be Updated [PaEN]

Allegheny Front: PA Environmental Groups Praise Biden’s EPA Pick

PA State Police Seeks Horse Donations For Mounted Patrol Unit

DCNR, Duquesne Light Statement On Return Of Point State Park Tree Of Lights

Gov. Pinchot's Grey Towers 40-Year Tradition Continues: Christmas Carol Dramatic Reading Now Available Online [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Are We Yanking 200,000 Ginseng Plants From PA Forests Every Year?

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Welcomes 3 New Board Members [PaEN]

Lancaster Farming: Report Details Chronic Wasting Disease Threatening Deer

Game Commission: Hanover Bald Eagle Cam Back For A New Season [PaEN]

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Dept. Of Health Reports 230 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 9,605 New Cases-- 12.23.20


$2.6 Billion Corps Of Engineers Ohio River Project Might Get Funded Faster [If Trump Signs The Bill]

NPR: Climate Action For Christmas?  Omnibus Bill Includes Biggest Policy Shift In Years [If Trump Signs The Bill]

UtilityDive: Federal Stimulus Includes Wind, Solar Tax Credit Extensions, Adds First U.S. Offshore Wind Tax Credit  [If Trump Signs The Bill]

AP: Trump Threatens To Torpedo Federal COVID Relief Bill With New Demands

The Hill: Trump Slams COVID Relief Bill, Calls On Congress To Increase Stimulus Money

Post: Trump Calls On Congress To Approve $2,000 Stimulus Checks, Hinting He Might Not Sign Relief Bill Without Changes  

Global Carbon Emissions Dropped With Pandemic, But Is It Enough To Make A Difference?

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