Sunday, February 28, 2021

March 1 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The March 1 PA Environment Digest is now available.

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[ Leadership ]

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

PA Conservation Districts Highlight Vital Services That Kept Pennsylvania Running In 2020

PACD Building For Tomorrow 2020 Conservation District Education Video Award Winners

Donegal Trout Unlimited Climber's Run Stream Restoration Preserves Magic Of Retreat Center In Lancaster County

Frye Family Farm Video Wins Westmoreland County First Place In PA Assn. Of Conservation Districts Contest

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Program Trained 609 Volunteers, Improved 1,160 Miles Of Streams, Reached 104,000 People Over 10 Years

Keep PA Beautiful Kicks Off Pick Up Pennsylvania Litter Cleanup, Beautification Program March 1

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

[ Headlines ]

House Budget Hearing Fails To Address A Single Critical Budget Issue Faced By DEP Or DCNR

DEP Budget Testimony: DEP Works Through The Pandemic, Public Demands Action To Address Climate Change

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 698 More Permits, 1,762 More Inspections Since Last Week

Agriculture Budget Testimony: Conservation And Stewardship Remain Hallmarks Of PA Agriculture

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

Delaware RiverKeeper Approved To Intervene In Federal Lawsuit By PA Senate Republican Caucus Against DRBC Ban On Hydraulic Fracking Gas Drilling

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

Southwest PA Water Network Sets Stakeholder Meetings For April 20, May 4 & 18 To Discuss Issues In The PA Ohio River Watershed

FEMA Working To Set New Premiums For Flood Insurance; Premiums Could Increase 4.5 Times; Over 25,100 More Properties At Risk Of Flooding In PA

PUC Urges Consumers, Businesses To Contact Utilities Serving Them To Explore Assistance Options, Address Overdue Balances

Calling All Musicians! Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of PA's Environmental Rights Amendment With Your Original Song!

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Invites Entries To 2021 Thru The Seasons Photo Contest

Invasive Species Awareness Week: 5 Articles Outlining Invasive Plant, Insect, Aquatic Issues In PA And How You Can Help

Feature: Snow Tells Tales Of Life, Death And Our Changing Climate In Monroe County

[ Environmental Heritage ]

PA Parks & Forests Foundation: African-Americans In The Civilian Conservation Corps In PA

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

[ News From The Capitol ]

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Re-living Pandemic, New Districts Later, Questions On Ballot Questions

Senate/House Bills Moving Last Week

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

Republicans On House Committee OK Letter Disapproving Of Proposed EQB Changes To Chapter 105 Regulations

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

Sen. Yaw Bill Would Load Up Renewable Energy Projects, Makers Of Energy Efficiency Products, Biomass, Coal Waste Plants, Alternative Fuels, Even High-Efficiency Locomotives With Bonds To Make Them Less Competitive

Sen. Yaw Introduces Bill To Control Overuse Of Fertilizer On Turf; 11th Year For Consideration

[ The Feds ]

Bay Journal: Federal Judge To Fine Lebanon County Poultry Plant As 'Deterrent To Others' For Polluting Streams

[ Water ]

PA Lake Erie Virtual Environmental Forum Set For March 23

PA Assn. Of Conservation Districts Awards 38 Pollution Prevention Mini-Grants To Conservation Districts

Lancaster Clean Water Partners Clean Water Grant Round Opens March 3; Webinar March 3

Rodale Institute, Organic Farmers Assn. Small-Scale Organic Micro-Grants For Farmers Who Are Black, Indigenous, Or People Of Color

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

Agriculture Now Accepting Applications For Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grants

DEP Invites Comments On Proposed TMDL For Cove Run Watershed In Fulton County

[ Composting - Recycling - Rain Barrels ]

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

[ Hazardous Sites Cleanup ]

DEP/U.S. Dept. Of Justice Invite Comments On Proposed American Zinc Consent Decree For Facility In Palmerton, Carbon County

[ Energy ]

PennTAP Hosts March 23 Northcentral PA Energy Efficiency Roundtable; March 18 Improving Food Processing Industry Energy, Water, Waste Efficiencies Webinars

Philadelphia Energy Co-Op: Swarthmore Combats Climate Change By Switching To Renewable Natural Gas

PA Solar Center: Recruitment Under Way For Solar Ambassadors To Tout Benefits Of Solar Energy

[ Recreation - Forests ]

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

Feb. 26 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

Penn State Extension Hosts 3-Part Deer Impact Assessment And Mitigation Summit March 25, 30, April 1

PA/NJ Chapter The American Chestnut Foundation Highlights Upcoming Growers Meeting April 10; Educational Webinars

[ Opportunities ]

Interns Wanted: Penn State/The American Chestnut Foundation

[ Helpful Resources ]

Environment & Energy NewsClips

Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

Grants & Awards  

Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

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