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January 18 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The January 18 PA Environment Digest is now available.

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[ Leadership ]

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

Fish & Boat Commissioner Charles Charlesworth Honored As 2021 Conservationist Of The Year By Fly Fisherman Magazine

Thouron Family Partners With Brandywine Conservancy, Oxford Area Foundation To Protect 577 Acres along Octoraro Creek In Chester County

Mountainhome United Methodist Church Partners With Brodhead Watershed Assn. To Install 2 Green Infrastructure Projects In Monroe County

Allegheny County Community College Approves Installation Of 540-Kilowatt Solar Energy Array

Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition Highlights Projects To Restore Old Coal Sites, Including EPCAMR Solar Energy Redevelopment On Abandoned Mine Sites

City Of Philadelphia Commits To Carbon Neutrality By 2050, Releases Climate Action Playbook, Hires First Chief Resilience Officer

Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail Named 2021 Pennsylvania Trail Of The Year

New Paradise Discovery Nature-Play Park Now Open In Monroe County

[ Headlines ]

Bay Journal: States Mull Legislative Action On Conservation Proposals Under Shadow Of COVID

PA Senate Republican Caucus Files Lawsuit Against Delaware River Basin Commission Over Shale Gas Drilling Moratorium

Sen. Carolyn Comitta Named Democratic Chair Of Senate Environmental Committee; Priorities: Climate Change, Renewable Energy

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 663 More Permits, 1,903 More Inspections Since Last Week

Citizens Coal Council Urges DEP To Protect Communities, Streams From Longwall Coal Mining Damage

New DEP Air Quality Permit Fees Effective January 16

DCNR Economic Impact Spotlight: State Parks & Forests Are Economic Drivers In Rural Pennsylvania

Registration Now Open! WeConserve PA Virtual Conference March 24-25

[ News From The Capitol ]

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: House Moves Bills, Senate Still Organizing; Wolf Wants Aid For Businesses

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

Republicans On House Committee OK Letter Urging IRRC To Disapprove Reg. Reducing Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

House Republicans Reintroduce Bill To Kill Regulations By Doing Nothing

House Republicans Want To Mandate Private Contractor Permit Application Reviews, Eliminating DEP’s Review On Behalf Of The Public

House Names Members Of Standing Committees

Senate Republicans, Democrats Finish Naming Standing Committee Chairs

[  The Feds ]

NRCS-PA Invites Proposals For 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants

NRCS Releases New Rule To Improve Flexibility In Regional Conservation Partnership Program

[ Water ]

Bedford County Invites Landowners, Public, Stakeholders To Be Part Of Next Steps In Implementing Countywide Clean Water Action Plan

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Hosts Virtual All-Bay Agriculture Network Forum In 6 Sessions Starting Feb. 3 Thru March 3

Penn State Extension Hosts Jan. 27 Installing & Maintaining Forest Buffers Webinar

Susquehanna University Freshwater Institute Study Documents Impacts Of Flooding On Aquatic Life - It's All About Timing

Luzerne County Conservation District Seeks Funds To Cleanup Plainsville Borehole Mine Drainage

DEP Sets Feb. 17 Virtual Hearing On New Coal Refuse Disposal Facility To Discharge Into An Already Water Quality Impaired Stream In Somerset County

Brodhead Watershed Assn. Accepting Entries To Water In Winter Photo Contest

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Hosts 3-Part Webinar Series On Groundwater Project Renewal Process

[ Education ]

DEP Teaching Green: Benscreek Canoe Club, Partners Provide Johnstown Area Youth With Outdoor Experiences

PA Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences Virtual Learning Workshop Series For Classroom Teachers

[ Waste Reduction - Litter Cleanup ]

Agriculture, DEP Panel Discussion On Reducing Food Waste, Food Security And Its Environmental Impacts

Keep PA Beautiful Adoption Program Helps Reduce Local Litter Cleanup Costs

[ Land Recycling ]

DEP Publishes Final Management Of Fill Technical Guidance

[ Energy ]

Penn State Extension, DEP To Host 8-Part Farm Energy Day Webinars; Offer New Farm Utility Bill Analysis Service

DEP Renews General Permits For 27 Facilities In 11 Counties To Process/Reuse Oil & Gas Drilling Waste

PA Conservative Energy Forum: 68% Of Voters Support Candidates Who Back Clean Energy

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

[ Climate - Biodiversity ]

Climate Change Reduces Abundance, Diversity Of Wild Bees, Study Finds

[ Recreation - Forests ]

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Program On DCNR's PA Outdoors Corps Youth Program Now On Demand

January 15 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

[ Opportunity ]

Help Wanted: PA Technical Assistance Program Industrial Relations Coordinator

[ Helpful Resources ]

Environment & Energy NewsClips

Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

Grants & Awards  

Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

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