Sunday, March 21, 2021

March 22 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The March 22 PA Environment Digest is now available.

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[ Leadership ]

19 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership: Returning Forests To Reclaimed Abandoned Mine Lands

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians: Alysha Trexler, Biologist

Celebrating Women In Forestry: Nancy Baker - Women & Their Woods; Holly May - DCNR Forester

PUC Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille Honored As Part Of Women’s History Month

DEP Finishes One Year Working Remotely Thru Pandemic: 703 More Permits, 2,062 More Inspections Since Last Week

Senators Laughlin, Haywood Announce Bipartisan Bill To Increase AEPS Solar Share To 5.5%

Penn State's Solar Energy Partnership Recognized By National APPA Leadership In Educational Facilities

PA Township News: Solar Farming: The Next Big Thing? Rural Communities On The Front Lines Of Solar's Growth

Sen. Mensch Introduces Bill To Encourage Development Of Clean Vehicle Infrastructure- Electric, Natural Gas, Hydrogen

Environmental Groups Petition PA Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling Denying Attorney’s Fees In Successful Challenge To Mariner East Pipeline Permit

35 Senate, House Democrats Urge Gov. Wolf To Investigate Health Impacts Associated With Natural Gas Fracking

U.S. House Hearing On Reauthorizing Federal Abandoned Mine Lands Program: We Don’t Deserve To Wait Any Longer For Clean Streams, Diversified Economies

[ Headlines ]

Citizens Advisory Council Sets April 8 Hearing On Latest DEP Act 54 Report On Surface Damage Caused By Underground Coal Mining

DCNR Releases Land and Water Trail Network Plan To Ensure Access For All Pennsylvanians

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Meets March 24 On Land & Water Trail Network Plan; Equity In The Outdoors

Agriculture: Business Travelers In And Out Of Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Areas - Don't Taken Them With You

Fish & Boat Commission: Invasive Zebra Mussels Detected In Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County

Rachel Carson Falcons Lay First Eggs; 18-Year Old Male Falcon Perishes; Bald Eagle Egg Hatches

[ News From The Capitol ]

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Redrawing Districts, Easing Restrictions, Closing Window, Changing Time

Senate/House Bills Moving Last Week

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule [Updated]/Bills Introduced

Sen. Yaw: ‘If We’re Promoting Electric Vehicles, Then You’re Promoting Mining By Children,’ We Should Look At Big The Picture

Sen. Dush: Climate Change Is A ‘Farce,’ ‘Every Time I See A Tesla Out There...I See It Being Carried On The Backs Of Little Black Kids’

House Environmental Committee Holds Another Info Meeting On Hydrogen Power, Carbon Capture March 22

Senate Committee To Consider Bill To Control Overuse Of Fertilizer On Turf March 23

[ The Feds ]

Bay Journal: EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Director Dana Aunkst To Step Down

Bay Journal: FERC Reissues Conowingo Dam License After Long Fight Over Ecological Impacts

SBA Extends Deadline To Request Low-Interest Loans For Survivors Of Flooding From Tropical Storm Isaias

USDA Now Accepting Applications For Regional Conservation Partnership Grants

EPA Awards Brownfield Job Training Grants To Landforce In Pittsburgh, Energy Coordinating Agency, Philadelphia

[ Water ]

Delaware River Basin Commission Says Existing Uses At F.E. Walter Dam In Carbon County Should Be Protected

Report Highlights Economic Benefit Of Dissolved Oxygen In The Delaware River Estuary

Delaware River Urban Waters Webinars: 3-Part Series On Environmental Justice & Brownfields Starting March 25

Penn State Extension: Managing Stormwater With Trees And Forests Webinar March 31

Pike Conservation District Hosts April 6 Webinar On Leaf Pack Network Stream Monitoring Program

Pike Conservation District Hosts April 1 Webinar On Stream Crossings For Contractors

Opportunity To Bid On DEP Project To Plug Abandoned Well In Allegheny County

[ Litter - Recycling ]

KPB: Cleanup Your Neighborhood With Help From Pick Up Pennsylvania Initiative

City Of Pittsburgh, PA Resources Council Partner On Webinar Series On How To Recycle Right With New Blue Bin Recycling Program

Westmoreland County Scrap Tire Recycling Event Set For April 10

Westmoreland Cleanways & Recycling Holds Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events April 17, June 26, October 23

[ Energy ]

EPA Honors Energy-Efficient Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. In Reading With ENERGY STAR Certification

DEP: $1.8 Million Available In Low-Interest Loans For High-Impact Energy Efficiency Projects

Dickinson College Clarke Forum Hosts March 31 How To Use The Planet Without Using It Up Online Program

Clara Township Residents Push Home Rule To Protect Environment From Drilling Waste Injection Well In Potter County

DEP Accepting Comments On 64 Applications For General Permit Coverage For Processing, Reuse Of Liquid Oil & Gas Drilling Waste

International Insurance Firm Swiss Re Group Announces Climate Targets-- Exit Coal Business By 2030, Withdraw From Supporting Oil & Gas Production

[ Book Reviews ]

Environmental Lawyer Joel Burcat Now Writes Environmental Thrillers Featuring DEP Assistant Counsel As Main Character

[ Land Conservation - Forests ]

Natural Lands Permanently Preserves 103-Acre Seidel Hill In Berks County

Chester County Commissioners Host April 29 Open Space Summit

Delaware Highlands Conservancy: April 13 How You Can Protect Your Land With A Conservation Easement Program

DCNR Accepting Applications From Volunteer Fire Companies To Help Fight Wildfires

[ Recreation ]

PA Environmental Council Accepting Mini-Grant Applications To Support Laurel Highlands; Poconos Forest & Waters Conservation Landscapes

Penn State Extension Offers Virtual Everybody Walk Across PA Starting April 5

March 19 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

[ Biodiversity - Invasive Species ]

Manada Conservancy Hosts April 8 Virtual Program On Its Native Plant Initiative To Improve Habitat For Pollinators, Birds, Other Animals

DCNR Blog: Plants Can Be Threatened And Endangered Too

Citizen Scientists Help Penn State Identify What Eats Spotted Lanternflies-- Chickens, Praying Mantises, Birds Leading

[ Wildlife ]

Trout Stocking On Ten Mile Creek In Greene County With Izaak Walton League Members

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Spring Hawk Watch Launches April 1

[ Opportunities ]

Help Wanted: Mt. Cuba Center Botanical Garden Director Of Conservation & Research

Help Wanted: Westmoreland Cleanways & Recycling Executive Director

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