Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 4.23.21

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TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

In Memoriam: Louise Dunlap A Leading Force Behind Coal Mine Reclamation, Regulation [PaEN]

South Fayette Conservation Group, DEP Dedicate Gladden Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Plant In Allegheny County; Federal AML Funding To Expire [PaEN]

Senate Republicans To Gov. Wolf: We Will Reject Any Nominees To PUC Until You Withdraw Your Executive Order Joining RGGI Carbon Pollution Reduction Program For Power Plants [PaEN]

Laura Legere: PA Senate Republicans Block Utility Commission Appointments To Protest Wolf’s Climate Change Rule

CitizensV Editorial: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Key For State’s Air Quality

PA Cap-Star: United Mine Workers Union Comes Out In Support Of Transition To Clean Energy

Rachel McDevitt: House Republican Environmental Committee Chair Dismisses Climate Science, What Does That Mean For Climate Action In PA? 

Next Pittsburgh: Michael Keaton Helping To Bring Hundreds Of Green Manufacturing Jobs To Pittsburgh: Thanks, Batman!

PG: Michael Keaton Partners With Pittsburgh Company To Open Green Manufacturing Facility In City

TribLive: Michael Keaton Partners With Developer To Bring Green Building System Pioneer Nexii To Pittsburgh

PG: U.S. Steel Announces Goal To Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

PG: Pittsburgh Mayor Pushes Plan To Make Pittsburgh Carbon-Neutral By 2050

PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers Hosts May 6 Webinar On DEP’s Local Climate Action Program [PaEN]

ScrantonT: Electric City Recharges Electric Vehicles

Gov. Wolf: Praises President Biden’s Pledge To Reduce Carbon Pollution Emissions

Frank Kummer: Biden Climate Plan Draws Praise From Environmentalists, Wariness From PA’s Natural Gas Industry

Op-Ed: The Importance Of President Biden’s Global Climate Summit - Larry J. Schweiger

Chester County District Attorney Files Civil Complaint Against Sunoco/Energy Transfer On Mariner East Pipeline To Address Environmental Violations [PaEN]

Susan Phillips: Chester County DA Reaches Consent Decree For Oversight Of Mariner East Pipeline Builder 

Andrew Maykuth: Chester County DA To Sunoco Pipeline: No More Mariner East Nuisances, Or Else

WESA: Fossil Fuel Divestment Is First, Small Step In Pittsburgh’s Sustainable Investing Strategy

First Lady Frances Wolf Recognizes Earth Day In Virtual Celebration Honoring 50th Anniversary Of PA Green Amendment [PaEN]

TribLive Editorial: Earth Day Is About The Good Business Of Stewardship

Gov. Wolf, Chesapeake Conservancy & Partners Announce Initiative To Restore 30 Agriculturally Impaired Streams By 2030; Recognized Champions Of Chesapeake [PaEN]

DEP Teaching Green: 4 PA Schools Receive National, State Green Ribbon Schools Recognition [PaEN]

Gov. Wolf Announces $459,823 In Grants To Support Local Environmental Education Projects  Across The State [PaEN]

PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers Announces Sojourn Grant Awards; Sojourn Schedule [PaEN]

Penn State Extension Water Team Invites You For Stormwater BMP Walk In Cumberland, Westmoreland Counties [PaEN]

Learn How To Certify Your Property As Watershed-Friendly [PaEN]

Penn State Extension Water Team Goes Live On Facebook (And On Demand) [PaEN]

Penn State Extension: Total Maximum Daily Loading Plan - A Watershed Stewardship Opportunity [PaEN]

Citizen Science Opportunity: Penn State Looking For 60 Volunteers For Endocrine Disrupter Study In Susquehanna River Watershed [PaEN]

PennVEST Now Accepting Applications To Fund Public Water Supply PFAS Remediation Systems [PaEN]

PG Editorial: Battle For Cleaner Drinking Water In Pittsburgh Necessitates Another Rate Increase

WHYY: North Philly Principal Spending Earth Day Planting Trees For George Floyd

CentreDT: ‘Not About Planting Trees’: What Earth Day Meant To Students, Residents Who Rallied Outside Old Main

CentreDT: Local Organizations Join Together To Fight For Planet On Earth Day

DEP: Celebrates Earth Day By Starting To Accept Applications For $22.5 Million In Growing Greener, Section 319 Water Quality Grants

PA Lake Management Society Accepting Applications For Lake, Reservoir Water Quality Improvement Mini Grants [PaEN]

NRCS-PA Seeks Proposals For Innovative Approaches To Conservation On Agricultural Lands [PaEN]

Delaware RiverKeeper April 23 RiverWatch Video Report

70% Of PA Federal Flood Insurance Policy Holders To Pay More For Insurance; 7% Will Pay More Than $240 More A Year

The GIANT Company, Keep PA Beautiful Partner On Healing The Planet Grants, Applications Accepted Starting June 1 [PaEN]

PA Resources Council Sets May Schedule Of Online Composting, Rain Barrel, Recycling Workshops [PaEN]

KDKA: Rain Barrels Help You Conserve Water, Keep Excess Water Out Of Storm Drains [PRC]

TribLive: Zero Waste Wrangler Food Compositing Program Proposed For Quaker Valley Schools, Allegheny County

WHYY: Philly Launches ‘Litter Task Force’ Ahead of Street Cleaning Reboot

House Republican Introduces ‘You’re On Your Own’ Emergency Declaration Bill [PaEN]

CourierT: How Did Your County Rate In PA Air Pollution Study

Op-Ed: Improving Children’s Health Starts With Cleaner Air

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 953 More Permits, 1,907 More Inspections Since Last Week [PaEN]

Reist Family Partners With Lancaster Conservancy To Protect 270 Acres In Susquehanna Riverlands In York County [PaEN]

Fox43: Lancaster Conservancy Acquires 270-Acre Tract In York County For Preservation

TribLive: Allegheny Land Trust Reaches $3 Million Goal To Purchase Fmr Churchill Country Club

PG: Bethel Park’s Community Parks In Line For Numerous Upgrades

BillyPenn: Giant Circular Floating Deck Is Coming To Schuylkill River Next To Bartram’s Garden

Dept. Of Health WalkWorks Program Adds Partners To Develop New Walking Routes Across PA [PaEN]

TribLive: Walking Tail Coming To Hampton Community Park

Game, Fish & Boat Commissions Push For Dedicated Federal Fish And Wildlife Conservation Funding [PaEN]

TimesObserver: Audubon to Hold Birdathon In May In Warren, Erie, Crawford, McKean Counties

NextPittsburgh: 22 Wildlife Murals Made From Aluminum Cans On Display Throughout Sharpsburg In Allegheny County

PG: Allegheny Health Dept. Issues Warning About Rabies Exposure In Pitcairn

TribLive: Child Bitten By Rabid Bat Prompts Allegheny Health Dept. Warning

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Dept. Of Health: Reports 59 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,188 New Cases-- 4.23.21 [From App]

Biden Infrastructure Plan

PG: Toomey Backs Republicans’ $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan To Counter Biden Proposal

NYT: Republicans Look To Slash Size Of Biden’s Infrastructure Plan


WHYY: Federal Bill Introduced By PA Cong. Dean Would Offer Legal Avenue For Medical Monitoring Of PFAS Exposure

AP: Biden Opening Summit With Ambitious New U.S. Climate Pledge

WPost: Biden Spells Out U.S. Climate Goal, Urges Other World Leaders To Go Big

AP: World Leaders Pledge Climate Cooperation Despite Other Rifts

NYT: Climate Change Could Cut World Economy By $23 Trillion In 2050, Insurance Giant Warns 

Op-Ed: Some Say We Can Geoengineer Ourselves Out Of The Climate Crisis, Don’t Buy It - Michael Mann [Penn State], Ray Pierrehumbert

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[Posted: April 23, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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