Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.26.21

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Delaware River Basin Commission Bans Hydraulic Fracking Drilling Activities In Watershed; Will Develop Regs To Manage Drilling Wastewater  [PaEN]

AP: DRBC Permanently Bans Natural Gas Fracking Near Delaware River

Andrew Maykuth: Amid Lawsuits, Delaware River Basin Commission Makes Fracking Ban Permanent

Susan Phillips: Delaware River Basin Commission Votes To Ban Fracking In The Watershed

Delaware RiverKeeper: Feb. 26 RiverWatch Video Report

ScrantonT Editorial: DRBC Fracking Ban Matter Of Public Interest

PA Environmental Defense Foundation Asks PA Supreme Court To Stop Unconstitutional Diversions Of Revenue From Gas Drilling On State Forest Land That So Far Has Taken Over $829 Million  [PaEN]

DEP Collects $497,000, Fish & Boat Commission Collects $25,855 In Penalties For Latest Violations Involving Mariner East 2 Pipeline Construction In Lebanon County [PaEN]

Rachel McDevitt: Mariner East Pipeline Project Penalized For Dozens Of Violations In Lebanon County

Sen. Yaw Introduces Bill To Preempt Local Governments From Requiring New Buildings Use Climate-Friendly Energy Sources [PaEN]

FT: Natural Gas Suppliers Face Criticism Over Texas Power Crisis: Vistra Energy: ‘The Big Story Here Was The Failure Of The Gas System To Perform’ 

Op-Ed: PA Once Had A Near-Miss With Texas-Sized Deep Freeze, We Have To Be On Guard

Op-Ed: Natural Gas Tax Could Hurt Rural Pennsylvania

Sean Sauro: Streams In Lancaster County To Improve With Targeted Penn State Cleanup Effort

Zoning Board To Hear Appeal Over Quarry Reclamation Plan In Lackawanna County

Giant Food Company, Rodale Institute Announce New Partnership On Regenerative Organic Farming [PaEN]

PA Resources Council: To Hold 6 Backyard Composting, Rain Barrel & Recycling, Waste Reduction Webinars In March [PaEN]

PA Environmental Council: Opportunities To Become A Citizen Scientist

Anya Litvak: The Bettis Brothers, Dumped By EQT Drilling, Find Open Arms At CNX

PUC: Seeks Comment On Changes To Utility Billing, Notice Procedures Related To Victims Of Domestic Violence, Protection Of Abuse Orders

McCall: Settlement Lowers PA American Water Rate Hike For Northampton County Customers

TribLive: Sinkhole Partially Swallows Shaler Street Sweeper

Register Now! For PA Recreation & Park Society 2021 Virtual Conference March 9, 11, 16, 18 [PaEN]

Dillion Carr: Wexford Man Finishes Appalachian Trail Hike In 7 Months

Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Celebrates 115th Birthday Of Nationally Recognized PA Wilderness Advocate Howard Zahniser [PaEN]

Invasive Species Week: DCNR Blog: Invasive Species - How Do They Get Here? [PaEN]

Sierra Club: The Demise And Potential Revival Of The American Chestnut

Marcus Schneck: PA Sees Largest Movement Of Evening Grosbeaks Into State In 20 Years

Marcus Schneck: Audubon Pennsylvania Merged With Maryland-DC Chapter

Marcus Schneck: Will Squirrel With Injured Tail In My Backyard Be OK?

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Dept. Of Health: Reports 69 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 3,346 New Cases-- 2.26.21

Dept. Of Health: Aligns Quarantine Guidance For Vaccinated Individuals With CDC Recommendations

National International

AP: Monarch Butterflies Down 26% In Mexico Wintering Grounds

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[Posted: February 26, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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